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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Dec 23

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, Dec 23.

TraceTogether programme hits 70% participation among Singapore residents

TraceTogether-only SafeEntry will be compulsory after everyone has the chance to collect the token or download the app.

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Schools to distribute TraceTogether tokens to students

Those with children or students don’t need to rush down to community clubs, said Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative Vivian Balakrishnan. 

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Ah Boys To Men actor Maxi Lim’s wedding faces probe for Covid-19 breaches

In videos posted online, some guests were seen performing and playing games onstage without wearing masks.

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SIA trials new app to verify Covid-19 test results of passengers

This will shorten the time needed for travellers to clear immigration and improve their travel experience.

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Slower rate of decline in Singapore’s core and overall inflation in November

Core inflation has declined on a year-on-year basis for 10 straight months.

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From Thailand to Taiwan, Covid-19 creeps back in places once virus-free

Places that have succeeded in achieving minimal or no transmission may need to employ much more rigorous controls to keep cases close to zero, said an expert.

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Court dismisses challenge to widow’s will by two children who got smaller inheritance than siblings

They allege that their mother’s bipolar disorder had affected her mental capacity to make a will.

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SFA recalls Crab Brand Black Pepper Seed after excessive levels of bacterium detected

The affected product is in 50g and 90g bottles.

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21 new Covid-19 cases in S’pore, all imported

Among them are 8 Singaporeans or PRs and 9 foreign domestic workers.

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Personal stories at the heart of 3 new Asian Civilisations Museum exhibits

Three new exhibits open at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) on Dec 23 – with a personal twist.

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