Singapore reports a new virus strain infecting more children.

Singapore has decided to close all schools from Wednesday onwards as they report a new strain much like strain that was found in India, which is now infecting children more.

The Singapore government decide to tighten the restrictions in country after a steep rise in covid cases after reporting almost zero cases for months.

Singpore Government on Tuesday announced closure of all schools and junior colleges from Wednesday and asked them opt for full-time home based learning till May 28.

Singpore recently reported 38 Covid cases a record 8 month high after months of reporting zero cases. With some of the cases in children linked to cluster tuition centres.

The Singapore’s health minister Ong Ye Kung Healthm told that the B.1.617 strain “appears to affect children more”.

The B.1.617 was first detected in India.

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