Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Jan 18

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Monday, Jan 18.


37,000 front-liners in aviation, maritime sectors expected to get Covid-19 vaccine in 2 months

About 13,000 workers have registered to get their first dose this week.

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New rules for financial sector in S'pore after SolarWinds cyber attack

All financial institutions are now required to assess the suppliers of their technology vendors.

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Police assure family of 7-year-old raped and killed in 1995 that case is not closed

The girl's mother and sister met an officer from the Special Investigation Section on Monday.

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S'pore's construction demand for 2021 expected to rise up to $28b

This is up from the $21.3 billion worth of projects estimated to have been awarded last year.

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New test kit that can detect Covid-19 and seasonal flu gets HSA's approval

Sales of the new kit have just been launched, after it obtained the approval on Jan 8.

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Grab considering US IPO this year, say sources; could raise at least US$2 billion

It could be the largest overseas share offering by a South-east Asian company.

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Biden's Cabinet choices a diverse and experienced lot

If confirmed, Biden looks set to fulfil a promise to have his administration "look like the country".

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Singapore non-oil exports surge 6.8% in December to snap two-month decline

Nodx posted its first gain in three months, mainly helped by shipment of non-electronic goods.

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Traffic jam on AYE after goods on trailer hit flyover, driver arrested

The police said they were alerted to the accident at 7.07am. No injuries were reported.

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14 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore, including 12 imported and 2 in community

The new cases take Singapore's total to 59,127.

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