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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on June 4

Approved travellers on new S’pore-China ‘fast lane’ need not serve quarantine but must do Covid-19 swab tests

For a start, the scheme will apply only for business and official travel, for flights between Singapore and six provinces in China.

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Experts warn of hidden reservoirs of coronavirus infections

Six out of the seven new community cases announced yesterday were asymptomatic.

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Proposed $33 billion Fortitude Budget for funding Covid-19 aid to be debated in Parliament on Thursday

Several Cabinet ministers will speak on the proposed budget.

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Trump administration to bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to US

The order applies to Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines Holding. 

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3 workplaces forced to stop operations for instructing staff to return instead of working from home

Employers will be asked to explain their actions when employees complain to the MOM.

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Drive-through Covid-19 swab test facility launched at One Farrer Hotel

Gleneagles, Mount Elizabeth and Parkway East hospitals had also been trialled for the installation of drive-throughs.

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Self-sufficient ‘bubbles’ and other strategies to curb future outbreaks

In the event of a disease outbreak, the regions can be isolated separately, instead of having the entire country on lockdown.

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Dentist first to be jailed for submitting false Chas claims

His actions caused two polyclinic groups – SingHealth Polyclinics and National Healthcare Group Polyclinics – to wrongfully disburse more than $18,000.

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Nature’s tweets: Listen to songs of native birds as Singapore hums back to life

Find out which bird has a loud screech and is often heard more than seen.

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#Stayhome guide for Thursday: Drink at a virtual bar, make noodles that hit the spot and more

Watch a bar manager make signature cocktails and purchase them in the form of digital drink vouchers which can be redeemed at a later date.

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