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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 18

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, May 18.

1 new Covid-19 cluster found; 24-year-old man who works at CDPL Tuas Dormitory among 4 S’porean cases confirmed

A 93-year-old Singaporean woman, who has yet to be linked to any existing clusters, was also among the cases announced on Sunday.

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Many of the current restrictions to continue even after circuit breaker ends, says Lawrence Wong

“It won’t simply be a return to life before the circuit breaker,” he said.

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Some Robertson Quay restaurants barred from selling takeaway alcohol after photos of gatherings draw flak amid Covid-19 outbreak

Most of the people pictured were not wearing masks, while some had their masks lowered as they spoke to one another.

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140,000 employers to get $4 billion in Jobs Support Scheme from May 28

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat urged companies to use the subsidies to retain their workers.

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About 6,000 pre-school staff have undergone precautionary Covid-19 swab tests

MSF is assessing the situation and hopes to be able to make an announcement on whether general services at pre-schools will resume on June 2.

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Punggol Field death: 20-year-old Singaporean man charged with murder of jogger

Surajsrikan Diwakar Mani Tripathi will be remanded at Changi Prison Complex Medical Centre and will be back in court on June 5.

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Muhyiddin allies agree to formalise Perikatan Nasional but no electoral pact in sight

The agreement ties together at least 112 MPs, the minimum required for a simple majority in Parliament.

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Patients in Singapore with severe Covid-19 enrolled in drug trials

Remdesivir works by blocking an enzyme that is necessary for the Covid-19-causing virus to multiply.

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ST colouring contest is back, with 70 winners to get $500 each this time round

For this daily challenge, each artwork has its own deadline, which is at 1pm two days from its release. 

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#Stayhome guide for Monday: Dig into delicious yong taufoo, relive best Olympic moments and more

Craving yong taufoo? Get some along with chicken wings and braised pork trotter.

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