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Virus outbreak a litmus test for Singapore’s new leaders

A poll last month by research firms Blackbox and Toluna showed 62% of Singaporeans were closely following virus news and information, more than in any of the eight other Asian places surveyed including Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. Singapore has won international praise for its virus containment efforts. But analysts say managing the economic fallout, which could tip Singapore into recession following decade-low growth in 2019, will be a tougher task. For more of this story, click here.