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Singapore to block visitors from most South Asian countries
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore will block entry to visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka from May 2 due to sustained increases in COVID-19 cases in the region, its health ministry said on Friday.

The entry ban applies to long-term visa holders and short-term visitors. Singapore has already blocked visitors from India, which is battling a surge of infections.

(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Martin Petty)