Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Sept 8

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, Sept 8.


First flight from Germany under quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme lands in S'pore

This marks the start of the scheme, which is open to Brunei and Germany. 

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347 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in S'pore

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All 8 cases from Covid-19 cluster at madrasah in Braddell Road from the same Primary 4 class

All Primary 4 pupils in the school have been placed on leave of absence.

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'Talk to rich people nicely, you're a poor girl': 2 women fined $3k each for verbally abusing auxiliary police officer

The victim had approached the women for smoking outside a designated area.

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German testing giant with new $100m regional hub in Singapore to create 50 more jobs here

This comes at a time when Singapore is boosting efforts to reskill local talent for jobs in technology amid a shortage of skills in the sector.

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US CDC warns against travel to Sri Lanka, Jamaica and Brunei

The CDC issues travel recommendations by countries but does not list recommendations for individual US states.

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Beef supply from Brazil to Singapore not affected despite suspension of exports to China

The Singapore Food Agency said accredited sources in Brazil can continue to export beef to Singapore.

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Employers hiring transferred maids should share costs of stay-home notice and related Covid-19 tests: MOM

Employers can share costs proportionate to how long the maid has worked if she is transferred within 12 months.

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President Xi Jinping's 'common prosperity' drive triggers a rare debate in China

The competing viewpoints in China's tightly controlled media space points to internal confusion.

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Luxury boutique Pedder On Scotts to close on Sept 26

Specialising in fashionable footwear, handbags and accessories, it opened to much fanfare in 2015, amid an industry-wide retail slump.

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