Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 15

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, May 15.


New high of 1,164 Covid-19 patients discharged in Singapore, 1 new cluster

This is the third time this week that the number of cases discharged has exceeded new patients.

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Trump says doesn't want to talk to Xi right now, could even cut China ties

"So I make a great trade deal and now I say this doesn't feel the same to me. The ink was barely dry and the plague came over," he said.

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A city at a standstill

In a city that has hit the pause button, it is the security officer you see the most often.

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Hospitals may resume elective procedures in gradual manner

Many elective procedures in hospitals have been put on hold since February to free up capacity for Covid-19 patients as the pandemic rages on. It is the same scenario in many parts of the world.

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M1 says 33-hour fibre outage caused by 'network bolstering initiative', offers one-week rebate to affected users

M1 ruled out suggestions of dated equipment and a cyber attack.

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Home buyers turning to virtual viewings of property during circuit breaker period

Sellers do a walk-through of their home in real time over a video conference call while the agent introduces the home to the buyer.

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Countries with no Covid-19 transmission remain at risk so long as virus is circulating in world

Easing restrictions too quickly would bring on a resurgence of diseases, warned an expert.

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Whistleblower warns of 'darkest winter' if US doesn't plan against coronavirus

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The whistleblower said he was ousted because he resisted efforts to push the drugs hydroxychloroquine and the related chloroquine as cures for Covid-19.

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Progress Singapore Party member Ravi Philemon quits in aftermath of party's video saga

He was said to be unhappy with the party's handling of a video that accused him of being funded by foreign sources.

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#Stayhome guide for Friday: Learn how to draw Totoro, make soya milk and more

Have a minute? That's all you need to be able to draw Totoro.

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