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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on June 9

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, June 9.

550 Covid-19 cases infected with Delta variant detected in Singapore so far

This figure comprises 428 local and 122 imported cases.

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NTU scientists develop reusable mask that is able to filter 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and haze

It is said to be better than the medical-grade N95 masks used in hospitals.

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20 years’ jail for man who slashed one boss to death, severely injured another

Yee Jing Man threatened a third director with a chopper and ordered the latter to eat a red packet containing $20.

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2 new Covid-19 community cases in S’pore, including 1 unlinked

In all, four new cases were reported. This is the lowest daily number of cases since Feb 23, when there were also four cases.

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SMRT worker killed, another injured on Sunday when car jack supporting bus gives way

Police said investigations into the unnatural death are ongoing.

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All staff at Four Leaves bakery in Ion Orchard quarantined after Covid-19 case found; outlet closed temporarily

A retail assistant working there was confirmed as a Covid-19 case on Tuesday.

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MAS to deploy $2.38 billion to five asset managers for climate-related investments

The moves are part of plans to help Singapore make an orderly transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Malaysian PM Muhyiddin visits Istana Negara; King set to meet political leaders

The King is expected to meet party chiefs to discuss Malaysia’s Covid-19 and political crises.

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Singaporean housewife who planned to fight in Syria detained under ISA

The former religious teacher had wanted to take up armed violence for terrorist group ISIS.

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Fitness trainers in S’pore seeing increased demand as clients prioritise personal health, wellness

Factors include closures of gyms and limited consumer spending with international travel curtailed.

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