Singapore’s Covid-19 situation best it’s been since start of pandemic, says expert | THE BIG STORY
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1:02 – COVID-19 IN SINGAPORE: A RETURN TO NORMALITY
The Labour Day and Hari Raya holiday weekend is the first long weekend since Singapore eased Covid-19 restrictions.
The buzz of activities, signalling the return to more normality, comes as daily cases here continue to decline since the peak in February.
There were 1,508 local cases reported on Tuesday (May 3), and the week-on-week infection ratio stood at 0.72. Associate Professor Alex Cook, vice-dean of research at NUS’ Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, weighs in on this development.
8:37 – DSA SCHEME: IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS TO RESUME
Meanwhile, in-person interviews will resume this year for the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme, which allows students to gain entry to secondary schools and junior colleges through their aptitude in non-examinable fields, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Wednesday.
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9:10 – HONG KONG TO ACCELERATE REOPENING FROM MAY 5
Overseas, Hong Kong will accelerate its reopening, as Covid-19 cases continue to fall. Residents will no longer have to wear masks while exercising outdoors, and restaurants can allow eight diners to eat together.
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9:45 – COVID-19: BEIJING SHUTS SUBWAY STATIONS, BUS ROUTES
Conversely, more restrictions in the Chinese capital Beijing as the city shut more than 40 subway stations and 158 bus routes. Most of the suspended stations and routes are in the Chaoyang district, the epicentre of the capital’s outbreak.
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11:37 – DOCTOR STRANGE SEQUEL OPENS IN CINEMAS
And the magic is back with the highly anticipated Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, which opens on Wednesday.
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