Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Oct 13

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, Oct 13.

Some hawkers, diners confused as stricter Covid-19 rules kick in at hawker centres, coffee shops

When ST visited several places, checks were being conducted at some but not others.

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Queues form at malls as vaccination status checks begin under new Covid-19 measures

Unvaccinated people will not be allowed to enter malls and large standalone stores.

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2,409 travellers from 8 countries approved to enter S’pore under Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme

The successful applicants comprise 724 short-term visitors and 1,685 long-term pass holders.

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Record number of 96,000 in S’pore get financial aid from ComCare amid Covid-19

This is a 22% increase from the 78,580 people in the year before.

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Increasing digitalisation the way to recovery in a protracted Covid-19 crisis: WEF Asean poll

Many believe they will need to digitalise further to build on incomes and savings for the coming years.

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Opening of two wildlife parks in Mandai delayed due to Covid-19; River Safari to get new name

When the works for the two new parks are complete, the Mandai area will be home to a total of five wildlife parks.

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Teen who did backflip in rhino enclosure in S’pore Zoo allegedly consumed cannabis while out on bail

He currently faces six charges – two of mischief as well as one each of vandalism, criminal trespass, animal abuse and drug consumption.

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Pandora Papers leak: When are shell companies legal, and when are they not?

For example, one use of shell companies is for tax avoidance, but this is not unlawful.

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S’porean principal of Malaysian childcare centre charged with abusing autistic child

Sharifah Mazlan, 51, the principal of Maikidz Care Centre in Selangor, immediately pleaded not guilty.

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‘You’re doing a good job!’: A tribute to S’pore’s Covid-19 heroes

Say thanks to front-line workers by joining our #STcovidheroes campaign on Instagram.

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