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

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Friday, May 22.


614 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, taking total past 30,000

Four Singaporeans and permanent residents are among the new cases.

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10 people who allegedly gathered at shophouse among 15 charged with offences related to Covid-19 outbreak

Students were among those who gathered at the shophouse in Kim Keat Road.

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Coronavirus: Should I wear a face mask or face shield?

 

Those working in high-risk settings should wear both a mask and shield, say doctors.

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NPC 2020: China drops GDP target this year amid uncertainties caused by coronavirus pandemic

Before the coronavirus outbreak, economists had expected Beijing to set a target for its GDP growth of around 6 per cent for this year.

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NPC 2020: China sets date to vote on Hong Kong national security law

The new law will ban any acts that “split the country”, subvert state powers or organise terrorist activities.

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Activist Jolovan Wham apologises to Josephine Teo for false corruption claims over Covid-19 care facilities

Mr Wham was one of two men who were issued letters of demand from Mrs Teo's lawyers on Wednesday.

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A different Hari Raya: How Muslims in the region are preparing for the festivities this year

Traditions make way for social distancing as millions prepare to mark the end of the fasting month. 

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Dealer who sold car with tampered odometer wins case

A month after it was sold, the car was found to have clocked six times the mileage shown on its odometer.

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Gold 905 says sorry, gives $10,000 prize to man deemed to have mispronounced Tony Hadley in radio contest

Mr Muhammad Shalehan had enlisted the help of the English singer-songwriter after he missed out on the prize.

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'I had no choice': Sex for rent rises with coronavirus poverty

Charities have highlighted a rise in online adverts offering rent-free accommodation in exchange for sexual favours.

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