Thursday, 4 Jun 2020

This week's top reads from The Straits Times

Good evening! Catch up on some of the week’s top reads.

88-year-old man dies of Covid-19, 6th such death in Singapore


The patient is a locally transmitted case linked to the Singapore Cricket Club cluster, which has six infections. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The Singapore permanent resident had a history of heart and kidney disease, cancer and diabetes.

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Coronavirus: Govt to further enhance Jobs Support Scheme, waive foreign worker levy for April, says DPM Heng


SMEs will get a three-month extension for paying the levy for the foreign workers they hire. PHOTO: ST FILE

He gave the assurance that the Government is equally committed to protecting jobs and livelihoods during this time.

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Coronavirus: All public libraries to close from April 7; S’pore Pools to suspend 4D, Toto draws


The tightened measures come amid a rise in the number of daily new Covid-19 cases, local transmissions and clusters in Singapore. PHOTOS: ST FILE

Loan expiry dates will be extended until three weeks after NLB facilities reopen and no overdue fines will be imposed.

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Coronavirus: Public swimming pools, country clubs, gyms, fitness studios to close for a month


Sports and recreation facilities, including golf country clubs, will be closed from April 7, 2020. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

While public parks and 17 SportSG open-air stadiums will remain open, the public should still practise safe distancing in these spaces.

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Love at a distance: Couples and families cope with travel restrictions amid coronavirus pandemic


Victoria Anne and her boyfriend Mitchell Rogers in Da Nang, Vietnam. PHOTO: COURTESY OF VICTORIA ANNE

The uncertainty over when borders will reopen has added to worries and made it difficult to make decisions.

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LTA to cease ERP charges at all gantries from April 6 to May 4


The ERP charges will cease at all gantries at midnight on April 5, 2020. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

The ERP charges will cease from Sunday at midnight, and will resume when the elevated set of safe distancing measures are lifted.

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Virtual hustings for a Covid-19 Singapore GE


Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock held a video conference with party members on Zoom last Saturday, to mark PSP’s first anniversary. The party is not ruling out livestreaming as a campaign method. PHOTO: PROGRESS SINGAPORE PARTY/FACEBOOK

MPs said they would turn to social media, messaging apps and even real-time video streaming to reach out to voters.

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Man arrested for money-laundering offences linked to $10.3 million Covid-19-related scam

An overseas pharmaceutical company was defrauded over the purchase of surgical masks and hand sanitisers.

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