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Singapore reports 24 Covid-19 cases, but Hong Kong says travel bubble still on

05/14/2021| 2:58:27 PM|

City state confirms largest daily jump in infections since July as Changi Airport cluster balloons to 46.

Singapore confirmed 24 locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the largest daily jump since July last year, with infections linked to a cluster at Changi Airport ballooning to 46.

Despite the sharp uptick in cases, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah remained optimistic that the travel bubble would launch on May 26 as scheduled.

“The numbers are well below the established threshold to trigger a pause in the bubble. We will closely monitor if the situation gets worse,” Yau said on Wednesday following a Legislative Council session.

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