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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 31

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, May 31. 

95-year-old dies of Covid-19; 5 new cases linked to NTUC Foodfare in Anchorvale, free testing for visitors

MOH is investigating cases of Covid-19 infection among people who work at the coffee shop.

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PM Lee Hsien Loong to address nation on S’pore’s plans to keep Covid-19 under control on Monday, 4pm

Mr Lee will speak on progressively opening up Singapore again, and what the new normal will be like.

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Public servant arrested for allegedly leaking info on Covid-19 curbs on youth activities

He shared the details via WhatsApp before they were officially released. 

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B1617 Covid-19 variant becoming increasingly dominant worldwide, experts warn

It could worsen the pandemic, especially in countries with low vaccination rates.  

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Facing a Covid-19 surge, doctors will be forced to decide who gets bed in ICU, says Malaysia health chief

The usage of ICU beds for Covid-19 patients was now at 104 per cent capacity, with 1,113 beds in use.

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Vaccinated US loosens up as summer begins but risks remain

There is a significant degree of vaccine hesitancy, which means a lot of people can still die of Covid-19.

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US spied on Merkel, European allies with Danish help: Reports

The NSA was able to access SMS text messages, telephone calls, and Internet traffic including searches, chats and messaging services.

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What makes a $1 million HDB flat

Factors that determine the resale value include location, size, views and rarity of the unit model.

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Wirecard foiled staff attempts to speak out: Whistle-blower

“The Singapore management in particular was extremely hostile to anyone who tried to expose any kind of wrongdoing.”

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Stay-home guide for Monday: Discover cute online comics for kids, order some nasi lemak and more

Gardens by the Bay staff created a series of web comics which boasts super-cute character designs.

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