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Singapore extends shutdown until June as virus cases top 9,000

Decision means more business pain and more election uncertainty

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's shutdown of non-essential workplaces and schools will continue for four weeks longer than planned, until June 1, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Tuesday after another big surge of coronavirus infections.

The extended "circuit breaker" period, as the government calls it, is sure to mean more pain for businesses and casts further doubt on the timing of the city-state's looming general election.

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