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Singapore to test all 300,000-plus migrant workers for coronavirus

Authorities tackle spike in infections as city-state looks to reopen next month

A volunteer outreach program distributes free meals to migrants who are unable to work in Singapore's Little India district in April   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singaporean authorities announced Tuesday an "aggressive testing regime" targeting the country's more than 300,000 migrant workers living in dormitories as the government prepares to restart the coronavirus-hit economy.

The crowded dorms have become virus hot spots. All but a few were quarantined after Singapore experienced a sharp jump in cases.

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