May 23, 2020 / 7:23 AM / 9 days ago

Singapore's health ministry confirms 642 more coronavirus cases

Migrant workers exercise at a designated outdoor area onboard the SuperStar Gemini cruise ship, which is being used as a temporary accommodation facility for migrant workers who had recovered from COVID-19, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 23, 2020. Workers are allowed to use the designated outdoor spaces at staggered timings throughout the day. REUTERS/Edgar Su

(Reuters) - Singapore’s health ministry said on Saturday it had confirmed 642 more coronavirus cases, taking its tally of infections to 31,068.

The vast majority of the newly infected people are migrant workers living in dormitories, the ministry said in a statement. Six are permanent residents.

Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Lincoln Feast.

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