Singapore confirms sixth death from coronavirus infection

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  • Saturday, 04 Apr 2020

Customers with mostly wearing face marks as potection from the Covid-19 outbreak visiting a wet market to buy essential food stuff in Singapore on Saturday (April 4). Singapore confirmed their six fatality due to virus outbreak on Saturday. - AFP

SINGAPORE: Singapore health authorities said an elderly man with no recent travel history to affected countries died early on Saturday (April 4), marking the sixth fatality for the city-state, according to an emailed statement.

The nation’s Ministry of Health said the 88-year-old male permanent resident, who was admitted to intensive care on March 30, passed away after developing serious complications. The man had a history of heart and kidney disease.

On Friday, health authorities confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19 infections, with a new cluster at the Singapore Cricket Club.

The government plans to shutter schools and most workplaces next week and has unveiled a raft of stricter measures intended as a "circuit breaker” to slow the spread of the virus. - Bloomberg
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