Singapore PM announces one-month shutdown amid coronavirus outbreak


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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong on Friday said that all schools and most workplaces will remain closed for a month in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, essential services and key economic sectors will be exempt from the shutdown. The announcement comes as COVID-19 cases in the city-state crossed 1,000 and five deaths were reported. We should make a decisive move now, said Lee