Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on May 17

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Monday, May 17.


S'pore-HK travel bubble deferred again after Covid-19 cases spike in S'pore

Both sides agree to defer its launch to protect the health of travellers and the public.

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Task force proposes how S'pore can emerge stronger in a post-Covid-19 world

The Emerging Stronger Taskforce outlined 5 ways to drive the economy.

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Form your own Covid-19 social bubble to stay safe: NCID director

The many unlinked cases suggest that the spread to the community from the outbreak at Changi Airport may be "wide and far", he said.

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Allow foreign workers into S'pore in safe and controlled manner, say construction firms

Manpower challenges will be seriously exacerbated if borders are shut for a prolonged period.

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21 new Covid-19 community cases in S'pore, with 11 unlinked

There were also 7 imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notice on arrival.

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In Pictures: Thinner crowds, takeaway queues as S'pore tightens Covid-19 rules

Fewer people are out and about since tightened new Covid-19 restrictions kicked off this week.

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Strength amid despair in India: Life at the epicentre of the latest wave of Covid-19

After a relatively unscathed year, India has seen the Covid-19 pandemic belatedly and quite suddenly explode.

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Several countries delaying second Covid-19 vaccine dose

A longer interval between shots has not been tested but some scientists say the move is sensible.

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New private home sales hit 4-year high for April but tighter Covid-19 curbs may cool market

Sales rose more than four times from a year ago, when circuit breaker rules shut down all show-flats.

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Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe 2021

Andrea Meza beat more than 70 contestants from around the globe in the 69th instalment of the pageant.

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