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Will Singapore see surge in Covid-19 deaths that New Zealand is facing now?

Many more people in Singapore have received booster shots, which are important as protection wanes after some months. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - New Zealand is one of a small number of countries that had done well in curbing Covid-19 infections and deaths over the past two years, with rapid lockdowns and safety measures.

But the number of people dying from the coronavirus has surged in recent months - with 168 deaths in the week ending July 25, up from 163 the previous week. Of the 2,093 deaths from Covid-19, more than 2,000 have occurred since March this year.

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