Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 3

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, May 3.

New TTSH Covid-19 cases include 7 discharged and current patients

The other cases in the cluster are a physiotherapist and three hospital visitors. 

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S’pore and Malaysia to allow cross-border travel on compassionate grounds from May 17

Further negotiations with the transport ministries of both countries on a potential air travel bubble will be required.

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Worst Covid-19 community outbreak since last year a reminder not to let guard down: Experts

The TTSH cluster, with 27 people infected, is Singapore’s first hospital cluster and comprises staff and patients. 

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‘Many Koreans have big misunderstandings about Islam,’ says a Muslim convert in South Korea

South Korean Muslims share how learning more about the faith contributed to their religious conversion.

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More S’pore couples, especially those recently married, getting divorced: MSF report

The highest proportion of couples ended their marriage between the fifth and 10th year.

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Malaysian PM Muhyiddin’s visit to S’pore postponed amid increase in Covid-19 cases

The current situation in both countries does not provide the “right environment” for cross-border travel discussion, they noted.

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India leads surge in Covid-19 infections across the globe

From Asia to Americas, nations grapple with virus amid slower-than-ideal vaccine roll-outs.

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Lucky Plaza, Peninsula Plaza shoppers move around easily after entry restriction reintroduced

The reintroduction of the restrictions comes amid a recent rise in Covid-19 cases in Singapore.

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‘You could be stepping on an endangered species’: Why hikers need to be careful in S’pore’s forests

Growing number of hikers at Clementi Forest puts two species at risk.

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Respectful parenting: Seeing and accepting kids for who they are

It is not about giving in to children’s whims and fancies, but reciprocal connection and acceptance.

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