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Visitors, wearing protective facemasks amid fears about the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, walk along the Jubilee Bridge in Singapore. -AFP—
Visitors, wearing protective facemasks amid fears about the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, walk along the Jubilee Bridge in Singapore. -AFP—

SINGAPORE: Singapore confirmed two new Covid-19 cases in the republic late on Monday, bringing the tally to 77.

The first new case is a 12-month-old Singaporean boy who was evacuated from Wuhan, China – the epicentre of the outbreak – on Feb 9. He is currently in isolation at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Bernama reported.

The second new case is a 35-year-old Singaporean man with no recent travel history to China. He is currently in isolation at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.

The man is linked to a 62-year-old DBS Bank employee who was confirmed to have the coronavirus on Feb 12.

According to Singapore’s Ministry of Health, of 53 Covid-19 cases still in hospital, four are in critical condition.

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