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Singapore election

Singapore bars voting by COVID-19 patients and those in quarantine

New rule affects about 350 people ahead of July 10 election

An opposition Progress Singapore Party volunteer hands out leaflets June 28. Candidates in Singapore's July 10 general election are barred from holding campaign rallies due to the coronavirus.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- COVID-19 patients and voters in quarantine suspected of having the coronavirus will not be permitted to cast a ballot in the July 10 general election, Singaporean authorities said Wednesday.

As of Tuesday, about 350 Singaporeans would be prevented from voting under the new rule, which the country's Elections Department called a precaution against the spread of the virus.

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