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Singapore reports first deaths in coronavirus battle

City-state confirms 385 cases so far, with 131 recovered, health minister says

A thermal scanning checkpoint is manned by security personnel at the entrance to Gardens by the Bay's Cloud Forest as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease outbreak in Singapore, on March 6.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Singapore reported two coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday of people with underlying health conditions, marking the first fatalities in the city-state's widely praised battle against the infection.

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