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Coronavirus cases worldwide top 1.2 million

Ambulances are seen at the National Center for Infectious Diseases, where coronavirus patients are being treated, in Singapore on April 3.Ambulances are seen at the National Center for Infectious Diseases, where coronavirus patients are being treated, in Singapore on April 3. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

Singapore has reported 120 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours — its biggest daily jump of reported infections since the coronavirus outbreak began — the country’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The cases were reported from 12 p.m. Saturday to 12 p.m. Sunday, Singapore time.

Of the new infections, 116 were identified as local cases with no recent travel history.

Fifty cases were linked to existing clusters, while contact tracing is ongoing for the remaining 66, the statement said.

Dormitories locked down: On Sunday, Singapore said that it has locked down two foreign worker dormitories as the number of reported cases continued to rise, according to another notice posted by the Ministry of Health. 

The dormitories, the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol and Westlite Toh Guan dormitory, have been declared isolation areas. Foreign workers are banned from moving between blocks or reporting to work for 14 days, but will continue to receive their salary during this period.

The S11 Dormitory @ Punggol, has 13,000 resident workers, while Westlite Toh Guan has 6,800.

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