Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 21

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, May 21.


75 unlinked Covid-19 cases in S'pore in past 2 weeks raising concerns

In March, the average number of unlinked cases was 0.26 per day. It climbed to 4.15 cases per day from May 1 to May 20.

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Hougang HDB block residents to be tested for Covid-19 after cases found there

The mandatory testing operation will be conducted at the void deck of the block on Friday and Saturday.

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Vaccination centres step up safety measures as community cases rise

This follows Singapore entering a month of heightened alert on May 16 to stem the spread of Covid-19 cases in the community.

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Man, 70, linked to TTSH cluster dies from Covid-19 complications

The Singaporean, who had not been vaccinated against Covid-19, was confirmed to have the virus on April 30.

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Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce to end 11 days of conflict

Within minutes of the announcements, the sides were trading blows again.

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2,000 more students, staff from S'pore Poly to be tested after 4th Covid-19 case

MOH has assessed the 4th student to not be infectious when she was last on campus.

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Signalling fault between Lorong Chuan and Caldecott stations delays travel on Circle Line

SMRT advised commuters to add additional train travel time between Serangoon and Farrer Road.

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The virus mutates fast, we must adapt our behaviour just as fast

Living with a global pandemic for over a year has forced many people all over the world to learn coping mechanisms to keep themselves and their families safe, while carrying on with work and life.

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37 students from 25 schools in S'pore infected in May so far

Affected schools range from pre-schools all the way to institutes of higher learning.

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Meet Youths in Balaclava, the Lost Boys of fashion putting S'pore on the map

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In the first episode of Rave, we meet Youths in Balaclava – an uncompromising and eclectic collective that creates its own fashion and music. Produced in partnership with IMDA, Rave features young, up-and-coming fashion designers based in Singapore.

Home-grown collective has showcased its designs at Paris Fashion Week four times.

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