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Coronavirus: Singapore cruise ship scare highlights challenges in resuming tourism

The optimism on display just two months ago when Singapore Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung pledged to reopen the city state and its tourism-reliant economy has taken a beating after a possible local coronavirus case was found aboard one of Royal Caribbean ships.In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the 1,680 passengers and 1,148 crew on Quantum of the Seas – enjoying day three of a four-day “cruise to nowhere” – were alerted to an announcement that a suspected case of Covid-19 had been…

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