Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on May 16

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Sunday, May 16.


S'pore schools to start full home-based learning from May 19 amid spike in Covid-19 cases

The mid-year GCE O- and A-level mother tongue examinations will proceed as planned.

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Pre-schools, student care centres to remain open but parents urged to keep kids home

As work-from-home will be the default mode at workplaces, parents are encouraged to keep their children at home.

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None of the children with Covid-19 seriously ill, but situation still worrying: Chan Chun Sing

New strains of the coronavirus are much more virulent and seem to attack younger children, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing.

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MOH studying if second dose of Covid-19 vaccine can be given later, to give more people first dose: Ong Ye Kung

Experts believe the two doses can be spaced further apart - up to six to eight weeks - without affecting their efficacy.

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38 community infections among 49 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore

Of the community cases, 18 are currently unlinked.

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Taxis, private-hire cars can take more than two passengers only if from same household, starting May 16

Commercial car-pooling services such as GrabHitch and RydePool will cease from May 16 to June 13, LTA said.

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Thinner crowds at parks, markets as people stick to groups of 2 on first day of tighter Covid-19 rules

Regular park-goers said the Sunday crowd had thinned out and people were generally abiding by the rules.

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S'pore's new Covid-19 rules: Can family living together go out in groups of more than 2?

Can two people eat outside of home in a public place, such as at the beach?

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Will I be allowed to swim or play badminton? SportSG answers questions on new Covid-19 rules

Can a family of four exercise outdoors together? What indoor facilities are to be closed?

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TraceTogether tokens safe to use, says S'pore Govt, after video raising radiation concerns surfaces

SafeEntry check-ins using the TraceTogether app or token will be compulsory from May 17.

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