May 7, 2020 / 7:22 AM / a month ago

Singapore reports 741 new coronavirus cases, taking total to 20,939

FILE PHOTO: A taxi driver wearing a protective face mask reads the newspaper as he waits for customers amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Singapore May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File photo

(Reuters) - Singapore has registered 741 new coronavirus infections, its health ministry said on Thursday, taking the city-state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 20,939.

The vast majority of the new cases are migrant workers living in dormitories, the health ministry said in a statement. Five are permanent residents.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva

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