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Coronavirus

How Singapore fights COVID with contact tracing: 5 things to know

After dorm crisis, city-state is again a success story, but can others copy it?

Singapore is handing out these TraceTogether "tokens" -- electronic trackers intended to help stop coronavirus clusters before they start.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- After a long struggle to contain coronavirus infections among migrant workers, Singapore has "flattened the curve."

The daily count, once in the hundreds, is usually in the single digits now and rarely exceeds 10. Many of these are imported cases rather than local transmissions. Meanwhile, despite recording nearly 60,000 infections overall, the city-state's death toll stands at just 28.

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