Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 1

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, Dec 1.


Singapore to make Covid-19 PCR tests available to public from Dec 1

Before this, those who were not unwell and did not need to meet specific testing requirements could not request to get tested.

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Nepalese man visiting family in Singapore is sole Covid-19 community case

The 35-year-old is in Singapore on a short-term visit pass.

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First day of new reusable mask distribution for Singapore residents mostly a breeze

A resident said that having staff around helped him to select his size more accurately.

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Moderna files for US authorisation, will seek EU nod after study shows Covid-19 vaccine 94.1% effective

It also reported a 100 per cent success rate in preventing severe cases. 

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HDB to build diverse flat types, keep prices affordable for housing estates in prime locations

A range of housing types will be built in upcoming estates in prime locations such as the Greater Southern Waterfront.

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PM Lee seeks $150k in damages in defamation suit against blogger Leong Sze Hian

PM Lee's lawyer argued that Leong had not only made "stunning allegations", but had cynically politicised the case.

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Arizona and Wisconsin certify Biden's election victory in latest blow to Trump

Arizona and Wisconsin are the last contested battleground states to make their presidential election results official.

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Why piracy in Singapore Strait persists in the Covid-19 pandemic

Factors include increased economic hardship and pirates capitalising on fatigue at sea.

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Injured motor-cyclist sues LTA, NParks over sambar deer collision in Upper Thomson

Both LTA and NParks have denied the claims in court papers filed in October.

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Former employee of ex-actor Huang Yiliang said he feared for his life while working for Huang

Huang stands accused of using a metal scraper to hit the employee on the abdomen and head.

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