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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Aug 4


Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, Aug 4. 


MOH bars visits to hospital wards from Aug 5 to Aug 18; some exemptions, including for new mothers

Covid-19 clusters have emerged at Changi General Hospital and Yishun Community Hospital since Sunday.

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Temasek to distribute free N95, surgical masks in end-August to stop Delta Covid-19 variant

Temasek said there was no mask distribution on Wednesday after claims surfaced online.

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Malaysia PM Muhyiddin won’t resign, King agrees to confidence vote in Sept when Parliament reconvenes

PM Muhyiddin insists that he continues to enjoy a parliamentary majority.

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92 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in S’pore, including 30 unlinked

One of the locally transmitted cases is a senior above 70 who is unvaccinated and at risk of serious illness.

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PM to deliver televised National Day message on Aug 8

He will deliver his speech in English at 6.45pm.

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O.K. Lim’s daughter Lim Huey Ching charged with obstruction of justice

She’s the second member of the Lim family to be charged.

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Woman caught on video not wearing a mask at MBS is expected to plead guilty on Aug 12

Her application for her release from remand without conditions and the return of her passport was denied.

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Covid-19 transmission via contaminated surfaces at Jurong Fishery Port possible, but may not be main route

Prof Paul Tambyah said the fishery port outbreaks are a throwback to what happened at Huanan seafood market in Wuhan.

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Telegram from Tokyo: A visit to the heart and soul of the Olympics

Sports correspondent David Lee was struck by the range of sports and variety of nationalities represented at the Games.

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Jail, caning for ex-SAF regular who raped friend and preyed on 10-year-old; judge highlights child’s use of Tinder

He raped one friend in 2018 when she was drunk and likely passed a sexually transmitted disease to her.

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