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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 8

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, May 8.

S’pore stops accepting new work pass holders from high Covid-19 risk places, including maids

Workers needed for key strategic projects and infrastructural works will be an exception.

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3 of 4 new Covid-19 community cases unlinked, including man who visited Raffles Hospital, TTSH

One of the new cases is linked to the Pasir Panjang Terminal cluster.

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Low-intensity physical activities can continue in S’pore gyms under new Covid-19 measures

The changes were the result of talks with business owners and professionals in the sport industry.

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Working at keeping economy open amid Singapore’s Covid-19 fight

Would Singapore have avoided what is happening now if it had shut the borders early?

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SPH media restructuring: The challenge of funding and sustaining quality journalism

Many media titles around the world are grappling with the challenge of funding and sustaining quality journalism.

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Hiccups in Singapore’s political transition process are to be expected: ESM Goh

He added that there were similar hiccups when the pioneer generation of PAP leaders handed over the reins.

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Nepal in danger of becoming the next India as Covid-19 deaths surge

Experts warned that actual infections are several times higher.

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Muslims in South-east Asia mark a more ‘selamat’ Hari Raya amid Covid-19 fears

Heightened Covid-19 fears mean travel restrictions, fewer festivities and more Zoom gatherings.

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UOB staff discloses personal details of over 1,100 customers to scammers

The data divulged comprised customer names, identification and mobile numbers and account balances.

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MOT issues Pofma correction direction over video of South Asians at Changi Airport

The video was posted on Singapore Incidents’ Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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