Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on March 1

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 


 

Ukraine crisis: Asean's weakness is also an asset, says veteran  S'pore diplomat at ST roundtable

The bloc’s stance on Ukraine conflict was considerably dialled down in comparison to Singapore’s. 

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S'pore ambassador stresses importance of sovereignty at UN emergency meeting on Ukraine

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Mr Burhan Gafoor also urged members of the General Assembly to vote 'yes' for a resolution deploring Russia.

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In Pictures: Children caught up in the Ukraine war

Other children, along with their families, flee the country as refugees.

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Malaysia drops six-day Covid-19 test procedure for Singapore VTL and others

Currently, VTL travellers must be tested on the second, fourth and sixth day after arrival.

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Spike in sales of throat sprays, mouthwash in Singapore amid Omicron wave

Such products include Betadine throat spray, Difflam antiseptic sore throat gargle and Orasol-ID antiseptic mouthwash.

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Hong Kong leader calls for calm, after supermarkets emptied ahead of mass Covid-19 testing

The testings are said to be held along with a lockdown, say local media reports.

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2 people suffer adverse effects after taking supplements with potent, banned substances: HSA

Those who have taken Traditional Herbs Preparation XPE and FS++ Slimming Supplements By JPJ Slim should see a doctor.

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Make Jobs Growth Incentive scheme permanent to help older PMEs transition into new jobs: Patrick Tay

This comes as the scheme will be extended by six months but with stepped-down support rates.

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SCDF boosts ambulance fleet by 35% to cope with Covid-19 surge

This is among the measures it has in place to manage the rise in 995 calls and prioritise life-threatening emergencies.

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In pain but ignored: Pelvic venous disorder left mother of three unable to sit, stand or play

She took painkillers daily and would even wake up cold and shivering because of the pain.

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