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Coronavirus

Singapore isolates 1,200 migrant workers over COVID fears

Possible re-infections investigated as dorm cases hit double digits

An ambulance arrives at Singapore's Westlite Woodlands Dormitory after workers tested positive for COVID-19 on April 22.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Coronavirus cases in Singapore's migrant worker community have crept into double digits for the first time in months, sending over 1,000 people into quarantine as authorities rush to prevent a repeat of the explosive dormitory clusters seen last year.

"We are always one case away from a big cluster, and we are also just one cluster away from a big wave," Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Thursday.

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