#parent | #kids | Evening Update: Today’s headlines from The Straits Times on July 17, Singapore News & Top Stories

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Friday, July 17.


327 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 9 in the community and 3 imported

The community cases include six Singaporeans or permanent residents and three work pass holders.

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GE2020: 10 million population not a goal but a planning parameter, says Liu Thai Ker

The former chief planner stressed that the 10 million figure was the worst-case scenario.

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Singapore researchers discover antibodies that can neutralise coronavirus, paving way for better treatment

It could also guide vaccine discovery, or validate the effectiveness of one, the researchers said.

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ST checks out SGH’s new Covid-19 isolation room: I had only my boredom for company for 4 hours

The box-like rooms at Singapore General Hospital’s newly built Ward@Bowyer resemble futuristic capsules.

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Teenagers fined for using e-vaporiser on board MRT

The three teens also posted the act on social media.

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Covid-19 report card: 7 indicators of how well a country has done in fighting outbreak

A sign outside a barber shop in Wellington in May. New Zealand, which was ranked 35th on the Global Health Security Index, did well in its Covid-19 response. A taxi driver in Hanoi with a plastic screen to separate him from passengers. Vietnam is amo

It outlines seven indicators that could signal if countries are ready to ease lockdowns.

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Singapore GE2020: Young voters and women power

Young voters sent a message to the PAP, and women candidates did very well. And while some external observers see the GE as a defeat for the PAP, they are wrong, says Tommy Koh.

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Hong Kong coronavirus outbreak set to top earlier waves in cautionary tale

A similar scenario is building in Japan and Australia.

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SMU working with 8 firms to offer courses for mid-career PMEs under SGUnited Skills programme

SkillsFuture Singapore said about 1,300 people have signed up for courses under this programme, with over 5,000 places still available.

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Chris Evans and other Avengers actors reach out to 6-year-old real-life hero

Bridger Walker was mauled after shielding his four-year-old sister from a charging dog earlier this month.

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