Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 10

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, July 10.


GE2020, one year on: 8 highlights of S’pore’s political landscape

How have the events of a year ago reshaped politics for the longer term?

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The great Covid-19 pandemic exit: Is normalcy within reach yet?

Indexes pressure infection-ridden nations to show recovery signs for economic benefits.

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Hong Kong government urged to scrap travel bubble plan with Singapore

Lawmakers said HK should not offer quarantine-free travel to people from places that do not have the same “Covid zero” target.

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Active Covid-19 cases in ICU or those who require oxygen lowest in 18 days

There was one locally transmitted case, making it the 12th day in a row of single-digit community cases.

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Those taking Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can now get second dose in 3 weeks instead of 4

The latest change does not affect people taking the Moderna jab.

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G-20 panel calls for $100b in urgent reforms over next five years to combat pandemics

Panel said pandemics will cost govts 700 times what it is proposing in yearly additional investments. 

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Benefits of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines outweigh rare heart risks, says WHO

Earlier, Europe’s drug regulator said it had found a possible link between heart inflammation and mRNA vaccines.

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Ultra-rich still drawn to S’pore as wealth hub

Singapore’s strengths are its strong legal system and sophisticated private banking community.

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Grab CEO Anthony Tan’s family grabs Bin Tong Park good class bungalow for $40m

Mr Tan’s wife, Chloe Tong, bought the home from a doctor, according to media reports.

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S’pore’s largest man-made floating wetlands at Jurong Lake Gardens unveiled

The 3,850 sq m floating wetlands are in Singapore’s first heartland gardens.

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