Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Dec 2

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, Dec 2.


UK becomes first country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use

The vaccine will be rolled out from next week.

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HSA reviewing Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine data as firm seeks approval for its use in S'pore

HSA is in discussion with the US biotech firm on the submission plan for its vaccine.

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In a world first, cultured chicken meat approved for sale in Singapore

The bite-sized chicken made by Californian start-up Eat Just will soon be available at restaurants here.

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Singapore Army soldiers equipped with new helmet, better fitting load-bearing systems

The load-bearing system provides soldiers with better comfort and improves heat dissipation by 30 per cent.

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Thai PM Prayut cleared by court over housing case but protesters vow to continue rallies

The ruling means that he can stay in power.

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Woman allegedly mixed menstrual blood and urine into food meant for flat occupants

The tainted food was consumed and no DNA testing was done on it.

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Joshua Wong and two other Hong Kong activists jailed for taking part in last year's protests

Wong was prosecuted alongside fellow activists Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam over a protest outside the police HQ.

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Three mosques visited by Covid-19 patients closed for cleaning on Wednesday

They are: Ahmad Mosque in Pasir Panjang, Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim Mosque in Harbourfront and En-Naeem Mosque in Hougang.

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2 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, both imported

This takes Singapore's total to 58,230.

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13 hotels in Johor forced to shut down as Covid-19 takes toll on tourism

Hotel occupancy rate hit an all-time low of 27 per cent in August.

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