ST News Night: Record number of new Covid-19 infections linked to Tokyo Olympics

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The long wait is over - fireworks lit up the sky on Friday (July 23) as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics got underway in Japan, amid a record number of new daily Covid-19 infections linked to the Games.

In Singapore, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said that workers and companies worst hit by the latest Covid-19 restrictions will be getting $1.1 billion in support. The package will provide relief to businesses during phase 2 (heightened alert), which is expected to end on Aug 18.