The Big Story: What are S'pore's strategies in weathering severe flooding?

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There were 14 new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Tuesday (April 20), taking Singapore's total to 60,865.

They included one new case from the migrant workers' dormitories and no new cases in the community, said the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, a 33-year-old man, who was one of 17 migrant workers travelling on the back of a lorry, died after the vehicle collided with a stationary tipper truck along the Pan-Island Expressway on Tuesday morning.

The man died of his injuries in hospital, while the other 16 workers were also taken to hospital.

A 36-year-old male lorry driver was arrested for careless driving causing death.

Separately, the flash floods that took place last Saturday after heavy rain show the impact of climate change and the importance of planning ahead, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu said on Monday.

We speak to science and environment correspondent Audrey Tan. She tells us if Singapore's current infrastructure can properly mitigate future flood risks.

Also, we get a live update on the Boao Forum in Hainan from China correspondent Elizabeth Law.

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