Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on March 9

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.


 

Omicron wave in S'pore has peaked and is subsiding: Ong Ye Kung

Hospitals and healthcare workers, however, are still under pressure caused by the Omicron wave.

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Budget debate: Preventive care at the heart of healthcare reform

MOH will invite Singapore residents to enrol with a GP or polyclinic doctor to work out a personalised care plan.

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Healthcare clusters to get fixed sum for patients under care, instead of getting paid per visit

This means hospitals have a fresh incentive to keep patients healthy through preventive care.

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Moves to decrease salt intake, substitute with lower-sodium alternatives

The health authorities will work with the food service sector to use lower sodium alternatives.

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Russia, Ukraine agree to ceasefire to allow civilians to escape fighting in areas including Mariupol

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The corridors will operate for 12 hours in several areas.

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Russian military performed badly due to poorly conceived strategy, training

The balance of forces was so overwhelmingly in Russia's favour nobody believed Ukraine would be left standing for more than a few days.

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11 more Thomson-East Coast Line MRT stations to open this year

The new stations will give commuters access to areas such as Great World, Maxwell and Shenton Way.

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All petrol prices in S'pore now start from $3 a litre, with one grade nearing $4

The so-called premium grade 98-octane is $3.64 at Sinopec, $3.72 at Caltex and $3.94 at Shell.

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Elderly couple, son died after water heater installed in unsafe manner: Coroner's inquiry

The heater should have been directly connected to a double-pole switch instead of a wall plug.

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Over half of Genting Hong Kong’s Singapore team let go after financial troubles

Most employees said they were not owed wages, and all said they were not given retrenchment benefits.

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