ANKARA

As new COVID-19 cases continue to be detected daily in the Asia-Pacific region, most governments are yet to decide whether to ease lockdown measures enforced to stem the coronavirus’ spread.

Singapore reported 897 new cases on Friday, taking the total count to 12,075, with 12 deaths.

According to the Health Ministry, this was the first time in five days that less than 1,000 cases were reported in a day.

Educational institutes and most workplaces remain closed in Singapore and the government is yet to decide whether to ease restrictions.

Over in the Philippines, the overall case count passed 7,000

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