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Singapore reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases

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People dine at a food center during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore, September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Sept 30 (Reuters) - Singapore's health ministry reported 2,478 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.

The country also reported two new deaths due to the coronavirus.

A recent rise in cases after the relaxation of some COVID-19 measures has prompted Singapore to pause further reopening. More than 80% of its population has been vaccinated against the virus.

From this week, Singapore tightened some curbs such as limiting social gatherings to two people and making work from home a default. read more

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Reporting by Jahnavi Nidumolu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

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