Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on July 22

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, July 22.


NDP to be postponed to Aug 21; National Day Rally will be held on Aug 29

The announcement came as Singapore reverted to stricter measures under phase 2 (heightened alert).

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Auditor-General finds wastage of $5.39m of public funds at HPB over excess fitness trackers, overpayment at PSD

Following AGO’s checks, HPB carried out a full stock count in January and found that it had 341,000 excess trackers.

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People's Association files police report over possible irregularities flagged by AGO

Lapses flagged by the Auditor-General's Office relate to development projects Our Tampines Hub and Heartbeat @ Bedok.

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Wet markets, hawker centres and coffee shops go quiet as S'pore returns to stricter Covid-19 curbs

Some markets have made it mandatory for visitors to use the TraceTogether contact tracing app or token.

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162 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in S'pore, including 87 linked to Jurong Fishery Port and 5 to KTV clusters

Five new cases are linked to the KTV cluster.

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Residents from 4 blocks near Geylang Serai Market to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing

Investigations are ongoing to determine linkages and the source of transmission.

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Enhanced medical checks, one compulsory day off every month for maids in S'pore: MOM

Their compulsory medical examination every six months will also be enhanced to pick up signs of abuse.

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Tokyo Olympics: Locations, venues and everything you need to know about the Games

A guide to the Games - from the 42 competition venues to medals that are made from recycled metal.

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Malaysians in Singapore petition to return home without quarantine

They are asking for removal of quarantine requirement for those who are fully vaccinated.

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New-age stone age: Why are millennials and Gen Z so into crystals?

Some believe crystals can cure ills, while others write them off as superstitious mumbo jumbo.

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