Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Jan 21

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, Jan 21.


Singapore may tighten Covid-19 rules ahead of Chinese New Year, will also prioritise vaccine roll-out

"Exactly what these are - whether they pertain to house visitations, what kind of measures - we are still studying," said Lawrence Wong.

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Covid-19 vaccine will not be reserved for Singaporeans who choose to wait and see: Lawrence Wong

Instead, the vaccines will go to whoever is next in line.

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Overseas travel to remain difficult even after all in Singapore get Covid-19 vaccine: Gan Kim Yong

Travel depends on the global Covid-19 situation, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.

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Biden acts on coronavirus, climate change and immigration on first day in office

The executive actions were just “starting points”, said the US President.

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Royal Caribbean cruise returns to S'pore 7 hours early due to medical emergency

A passenger fell ill at sea due to a medical condition unrelated to Covid-19.

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Compulsory Covid-19 antigen rapid test to be introduced at Woodlands, Tuas checkpoints from Friday: MTI

Antigen rapid tests will be progressively rolled out for cargo drivers and accompanying  personnel.

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38 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 4 in the community

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The remaining 34 were imported cases.

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British retailer Marks & Spencer to remain open at Raffles City

The lease at Raffles City was signed under Robinsons, which announced its exit from Singapore last October.

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Man broke into friend's home to steal tortoise, posted picture of himself with pet on social media

He ransacked the bedroom before leaving with a tortoise he claimed was promised to him.

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Parts of road next to Kampung Admiralty to be pedestrianised in a trial starting in February

A stretch between Woodlands Drive 63 and Drive 71 will be closed to most traffic.

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