Members of a Chinese medical expert team visit a Covid-19 sampling site in Vientiane, Laos, on Friday. Photo: Chinese medical expert team via Xinhua Members of a Chinese medical expert team visit a Covid-19 sampling site in Vientiane, Laos, on Friday. Photo: Chinese medical expert team via Xinhua
Members of a Chinese medical expert team visit a Covid-19 sampling site in Vientiane, Laos, on Friday. Photo: Chinese medical expert team via Xinhua

Coronavirus: Singapore conducts mass testing at air and sea ports after more unlinked cases; Laos records first death

  • Four of the new cases tested preliminary positive for the B1617 variant, first identified in India and thought to be more transmissible
  • A continued rise in such cases could upend the launch of the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble, scheduled to begin on May 26

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Members of a Chinese medical expert team visit a Covid-19 sampling site in Vientiane, Laos, on Friday. Photo: Chinese medical expert team via Xinhua Members of a Chinese medical expert team visit a Covid-19 sampling site in Vientiane, Laos, on Friday. Photo: Chinese medical expert team via Xinhua
Members of a Chinese medical expert team visit a Covid-19 sampling site in Vientiane, Laos, on Friday. Photo: Chinese medical expert team via Xinhua
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