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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on April 26

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Monday, April 26.

S’pore-Hong Kong air travel bubble to start on May 26

There will be one flight a day in each direction, capped at 200 on each flight for the first 2 weeks.

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Covid-19 risk lower for a person who stays in another country ‘long enough’: Ong Ye Kung

Anyone staying in one place long enough would assume the place’s risk profile, regardless of nationality, he said.

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New measures to support construction sector, including easing rule for hiring China workers

New work permit holders from China will be allowed to obtain their skills certification in Singapore.

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Manpower Ministry starts new house visits scheme to check on welfare of maids

Officers will highlight safe working conditions and help channels for maids.

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67% of S’poreans willing to take Covid-19 vaccine, 20% neutral: IPS study

Younger Singaporeans are more likely to be concerned about vaccine safety than those who are older.

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1 community infection, 1 dorm resident among 45 new Covid-19 cases in S’pore

The remaining 43 were imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notice upon arrival here.

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NEA steps up patrols at Geylang Serai and Tekka markets in run-up to Hari Raya Puasa

Shop owners said there were significantly fewer customers this year during the Ramadan period.

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Asians Chloe Zhao and Youn Yuh-jung make history at 2021 Oscars

Zhao is first Asian woman Best Director; Youn is first South Korean to win acting Oscar. 

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Man who sexually abused daughter since she was 3 gets 28 years’ jail and caning

The permanent resident from a European country had pleaded guilty to three counts of rape.

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Mediacorp to part with actor Shane Pow after his drink-driving charge

The broadcaster said Pow had kept it in the dark regarding the offence.

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