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Singapore to ease some coronavirus curbs over next few weeks

Laundry and barbers to resume business followed by partial school openings

A fruit stand in Singapore. The island nation will open up more parts of its economy in a few weeks.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Singapore will start easing coronavirus restrictions over the next few weeks, authorities said on Saturday, as the city-state takes the first tentative steps towards reopening its economy.

Businesses such as home-based enterprises, laundry services and barbershops will be allowed to reopen from May 12. A week later, some students will be allowed to go back to schools in small groups.

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