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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 5

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Aug 5.

Unvaccinated woman dies of Covid-19; she was contact of patient who visited Samy’s Curry

There are now 112 clusters, and 95 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday.

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NUS to pilot fast-and-easy Covid-19 testing for students and staff

Test frequency will depend on vaccination status and whether students and staff are residents on campus.

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Active Covid-19 clusters crossed 100 mark in S’pore but vaccination rates a good defence: Experts

Vaccination significantly reduces the risk of an infection developing into a severe illness.

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Global Covid-19 cases surpass 200 million as Delta variant spreads

If the number of infected people were a country, it would be eighth most populous in the world.

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Intense period of horse trading ahead of confidence vote for Muhyiddin

The embattled Premier has five weeks to win over MPs before the vote next month.

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Sporting Life: With blue hair and a ukelele, skateboarding makes sizzling history at the Olympics

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China cracking down on private tuition: A lesson for Singapore?

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Curtain falls on business empire of Ng Yu Zhi, who is behind billion-dollar Envy ‘nickel trading scheme’

Firms linked to the former director of Envy Global Trading are in the process of being wound up by liquidators.

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ST CloseUp: Zhng – Inside the world of modified cars

CloseUp takes a look at the zhng car subculture in Singapore.

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Singapore podcasts up their game by ditching banter for scripts

They include comedy Happy Endings, thriller Life Exchange and fantasy Fey Hollow: The Fairy Tale Murders.

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