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Singapore lurches toward poll as coronavirus limits rallies' size

Report published on city-state's electoral borders signals elections are near

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, pictured with his wife Ho Ching, has told the city-state that the coronavirus outbreak could last a year or longer.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- A general election in Singapore is looking imminent even as the widening global coronavirus pandemic threatens to raise the risk of widespread transmissions of the COVID-19 disease in the city-state.

In the clearest sign yet that polls are near, a keenly-awaited report on Singapore's refreshed electoral borders was published Friday, raising criticism from opposition politicians over the timing of the impending election.

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