Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 26

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, July 26.


Free Covid-19 test kits for visitors of 2 markets as Jurong Fishery Port cluster grows to 792

2 new clusters were reported by MOH, while 3 clusters were closed.

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16 quick test centres for Covid-19 set up in S'pore, 4 more planned

Each centre has a daily testing capacity of between 400 and 1,000, depending on its size, says HPB.

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Ministers reiterate PM Lee's call for seniors to get vaccinated against Covid-19

200,000 seniors aged 60 and above have yet to be vaccinated.

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Canadian who robbed StanChart bank in S'pore will not be caned

No alternative punishment will be imposed on David James Roach in lieu of the remitted sentence.

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New lease of life for recovered Covid-19 patient in Singapore after kidney transplant

After two disappointments, the 52-year-old received an organ in January.

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Olympics: Heartbreak for S'pore's Caroline Chew after horse's injury results in her elimination

Chew's horse Tribiani was found to be bleeding from the mouth during the competition.

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Malaysia sees record 17,045 new Covid-19 cases, as Delta variant spreads

The new high brings the country's total number of infections past the one-million mark.

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SIA, Scoot crew return to the skies as tentative recovery continues

Majority are flying at least once a month, but analysts say immediate future is still gloomy.

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Sellers of thorny fruit in Singapore taking a bite of Malaysian durian plantations

It is rare for someone involved in durian sales and distribution here to invest directly in plantations.

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Stay-home guide for Monday: Feed your wanderlust with Netflix, make scented candles and more

Or learn a new language by enrolling in an online Udemy course.

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