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Singapore says virus 'under control' as reopening hits phase 2

Shops and restaurants to reopen as speculation of snap election looms

Essential workers walk outside a regional screening center amid the coronavirus outbreak in Singapore on June 9.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore said Monday it will proceed with plans to reopen most of its economy and allow stores to resume business Friday as the country further eases coronavirus restrictions.

Social gatherings of up to five people will be allowed, and restaurants will be able to accept dine-in guests.

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