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COVID vaccines

Singapore to expand booster shots after COVID cases hit record

Dining and gathering rules tighten as city juggles risk, goal of 'living with' virus

Singapore is attempting to curb a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections with booster shots and renewed rules.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore will expand its COVID-19 booster shot program early next month, the government announced on Friday, after new infections in the city-state surged to a record high this week.

The authorities will also reimpose some restrictions on eateries and workplaces next week, warning that daily cases could soon exceed 3,000 if the spread continues at the current pace -- double Thursday's all-time high of 1,504.

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