The Merlion statue in Singapore’s Merlion Park pictured on Monday. Photo: EPAThe Merlion statue in Singapore’s Merlion Park pictured on Monday. Photo: EPA
The Merlion statue in Singapore’s Merlion Park pictured on Monday. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: Singapore defends move not to close schools earlier as scientists agree impact is small

  • From Wednesday, the city state, which had been one of a handful of countries not to close its schools, will do so as it moves to full home-based learning
  • It comes as a new study from researchers at University College London suggests schools closures will do little to stop the spread of Covid-19
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The Merlion statue in Singapore’s Merlion Park pictured on Monday. Photo: EPAThe Merlion statue in Singapore’s Merlion Park pictured on Monday. Photo: EPA
The Merlion statue in Singapore’s Merlion Park pictured on Monday. Photo: EPA
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