Saturday, 24 Oct 2020

Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on July 1

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, July 1.

Singapore GE2020: Special voting hour for Singaporeans on SHN at home and unwell voters

Those on medical leave for acute respiratory infection and those who are detected with a temperature of 37.5 deg C and higher at polling stations on Polling Day can vote between 7pm and 8pm.

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Singapore GE2020: Automatic recount if difference in votes between candidates is 2% or less

Previously, candidates or counting agents had to apply for a recount.

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Singapore GE2020: Political broadcasts to air daily from July 2-9

The amount of airtime allocated to each party is determined by the number of candidates it fields.

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Singapore GE2020: Aljunied not owned by one party, issues bigger than fight between PAP and WP, says PAP team in Aljunied GRC

The team was asked to comment about residents adopting a “buy one get one free” mentality, with the PAP team having campaigned for nine years in the opposition-held GRC.

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Singapore GE2020: WP’s East Coast team expects ‘a good fight’ against PAP team led by Heng Swee Keat

The Workers’ Party said Mr Heng’s inclusion in the PAP line-up was a pleasant surprise.

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Editor’s Take: The day’s top GE2020 news

Mr Warren Fernandez, editor-in-chief of SPH’s English/Malay/Tamil Media Group and editor of The Straits Times, shares what the top GE2020 news of the day will be and why it matters.

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215 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 10 in the community and 4 imported

The community cases include six Singaporeans or permanent residents and four work pass holders.

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1.4 million Singaporeans to get $570m in GST vouchers in August

Eligible Singaporeans will receive text messages or letters to inform them of their benefits by July 3.

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Hong Kong police arrest 7 under new security law; fire tear gas, water cannon at thousands of defiant protesters

Authorities locked down Causeway Bay, the traditional venue for large demonstrations, closing off key roads to control traffic.

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Singapore private home prices weaken further with 1.1% drop in Q2: URA flash data

This comes after private home prices dropped 1 per cent in the first quarter of 2020, their first quarterly decline in a year.

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