Deep implications for Singapore as Covid-19 is termed a pandemic

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SINGAPORE - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Covid-19 a pandemic due to "alarming levels" of its spread and severity. As the cases continue spreading like wildfire globally, more measures and more disruptions to daily lives can be expected here.

Singapore has 178 cases, of which 96 have been discharged, and has not seen any deaths yet. However, worldwide, some 4,291 people have lost their lives, with the number of Covid-19 cases crossing 118,000 in 114 countries.

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