Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, April 22.


S’pore to bar long-term pass holders, visitors travelling from India as Covid-19 cases there surge

This move takes effect from 11.59pm on Friday, and includes people who have prior approval to enter Singapore.

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Covid-19 measures for foreign workers in S’pore to be tightened after Westlite Woodlands dorm cases

A stop-work order was issued for the worksite linked to Westlite Woodlands cases.

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Covid-19 protection may last up to 18 months with vaccine: Kenneth Mak

The authorities will study whether additional vaccine shots might be needed for those who are already vaccinated.

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8 local cases of Covid-19 variants detected and isolated in S’pore, no further community spread: MOH

Seven of these cases are of the B117 variant and one is of the B1351, or South African variant.

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S’pore dispatches rescue vessel to join search for missing Indonesia submarine

The submarine rescue vessel is estimated to arrive at the search area on April 24.

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S’pore will announce resumption of HK travel bubble ‘hopefully very soon’, no date fixed: MOT

The update comes after media reports said both had called off plans to announce the air travel bubble.

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Mandatory use of TraceTogether token or app at malls, workplaces, schools from June 1

More than 90% of the population have either downloaded the app or collected the token.

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Billionaire Dyson’s return to UK residency: Company says S’pore will remain its global HQ

Apart from housing Dyson’s global headquarters, Singapore is a hub for its engineering teams and other operations.

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US pledges to halve its emissions by 2030 in renewed climate fight

The goal was unveiled at the start of a two-day climate summit hosted by US President Joe Biden.

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Corruption-related reports in Singapore drop to 5-year low amid Covid-19 pandemic

CPIB said this could be attributed to the pandemic causing a fall in economic activities in the private sector.

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