Friday, 25 Sep 2020

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 9

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Sept 9.

550 complaints of illegal deployment of maids yearly from 2017 to 2019: MOM

This formed just 0.2 per cent of the over 236,000 employers of foreign domestic workers here.

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Visitors arrive from NZ, Brunei as S’pore opens its borders to those countries

Visitors will have to take a swab test upon arrival, and will be able to go about their activities after they get a negative test result.

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New ERP system: Motorists think 3-piece onboard unit too big and clunky

Motorists welcome the additional features of the next-generation electronic road pricing system, but feel it takes up too much space.

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Online Great Singapore Sale kicks off on Sept 9; experts say more awareness of event needed

This year’s Great Singapore Sale will be largely virtual for the first time since it started 26 years ago.

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Ex-maid acquitted of stealing: Something has gone wrong and has to be set right, says Shanmugam on handling of case

“In the process, we should not be defensive. It should not be a witch hunt,” he said.

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Planes flying in and out of S’pore must set up quarantine areas to isolate unwell passengers

Passengers or crew who become unwell with any Covid-19 symptoms during a flight must be moved to the quarantine area and remain isolated from others.

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3 locations in NTU visited by Covid-19 patients; new cluster at S11 Dormitory in Punggol

They were: Quad Cafe at NTU’s School of Biological Sciences, Korean eatery Paik’s Bibim in NTU’s North Spine Plaza, and the North Spine Food Court.

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askST: Are places that have been visited by Covid-19 patients safe and clean?

What should you do if you visited these places at the times stated on the list provided by the Ministry of Health?

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Malaysia records 100 Covid-19 cases, highest since movement curbs relaxed in June

Sixty-two of the new cases came from a cluster in Sabah that originated from detention centres.

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51 refurbished buses, vans now in use to transport Covid-19 cases as part of Temasek initiative

The passengers’ compartment is equipped with a negative pressure system to clean the air before pushing it out.

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