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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 23

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, April 23.


S’pore to see further delays in housing projects from tighter Covid-19 curbs on migrant workers: Lawrence Wong

The move to ban long-term pass holders and visitors from India will have a major impact on sectors here.

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11-year-old boy is S’pore’s sole community Covid-19 case, while fully vaccinated worker is case from the dorms

They were both linked to previously reported cases.

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Covid-19 cases at Westlite Woodlands dorm mostly from marine sector

A stop work order has been issued for their worksite, said Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng.

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No fixed date set for Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble, launch only when it’s safe: Lawrence Wong

He said such delays and changes in plans for safety reasons are the reality in the new normal.

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Missing Indonesian submarine expected to run out of air at 3am Saturday: Navy chief

Contact with the Nanggala-402 vessel, with 53 crew members on board, was lost early on April 21.

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Despair and despondency as India faces second Covid-19 wave

ST correspondent Debarshi Dasgupta shares how life amid India’s Covid-19 tsunami is like.

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US pledges to boost climate finance at virtual summit

Vulnerable and poor countries will receive a leg up in the pricey fight to combat climate change.

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Banking on nature to fight climate change

Investors are planning on pouring billions into a market that promotes conservation, says David Fogarty.

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Facial recognition tech in Selarang Park Complex facilitates inmates’ movement

Doing so enables prison officers to focus on other functions, such as inmate rehabilitation.

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William Grant & Sons opens world’s first Distillers Library private client suite in Singapore

It houses ultra rare and old expressions from the family-owned distiller’s archives.

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