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Execution in Singapore continued after positive Covid-19 test

SINGAPORE – In an unexpected twist to a case that has attracted international attention due to Singapore’s strict drug laws, the city-state’s highest appeals court has postponed the execution of a mentally retarded man after he tested positive for Covid-19.

Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, a 33-year-old Malaysian citizen, appeared in court on Tuesday in a last-ditch appeal against his death sentence, which was scheduled for Wednesday morning. Before hearing the appeal, the judge said his execution would be postponed until further notice because his diagnosis stood in the way of completing the proceedings.