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Coronavirus

Virus clusters push Singapore to test thousands of migrant workers

Cramped dormitories generate city-state's biggest wave of infections yet

Life in Singapore's migrant worker dormitories has become heavily restricted as authorities rush to stop a rise in infections. (Courtesy of Singapore's Ministry of Manpower)

SINGAPORE -- Coronavirus clusters in Singapore's migrant worker dormitories have turned into the biggest wave of infections the city-state has seen yet, testing its widely praised containment tactics.

As of Tuesday, Singapore's total cases reached 3,252, doubling from a week earlier. Most of the latest cases are residents from low-income countries such as Bangladesh, India and Myanmar who work in the construction and marine sectors.

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