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JUST IN: Should the COVID-19 situation not worsen, measures may be relaxed after 13th June: PM Lee

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Singapore will shift its thinking on COVID-19 testing.

Fast and easy tests can be prepared before events such as religious services.

DIY test kits will also be made available in pharmacies.

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Media: Straits Times
Vaccination for students will happen over the June Holidays.

Priority will go to the graduating group (e.g O, N and A-level students) as well as students with special needs.

Bookings for this age group start tomorrow.

Book at: http://vaccine.gov.sg

The last remaining group of unvaccinated residents — young adults 39 and below — will start receiving their invitations from mid June.

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Media: Straits Times
Here is a wrap up of what was announced earlier today.

Updated with more information. Please note that there are additional guidelines for those vaccinating if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, cancer patients.
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27 cases linked to new cluster at MINDSville@Napiri, after a resident tested positive on May 31.

All admissions and discharges, and visiting are ceased from 1 June.


Media: Google Maps
A 16 year old boy was erroneously given the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorised for 16 year olds. The Moderna vaccine is only for use for those 18 and above.

Investigations found that the individual’s date of birth had been wrongly entered when booking the vaccination appointment. Staff at the vaccination center also failed to verify his age.


Media: Marcus Mark Ramos
Replacements of lost TraceTogether tokens will now cost $9 if you have lost it more than once.

There will be no charge if the battery or token is faulty.

The replacement fee cannot be made in cash.


Media: Unsplash
MOH will lifts restrictions on mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines) for people with anaphylaxis or allergic reactions to other drugs, food, insect stings or unknown triggers.


Those who are allergic to the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, and choose to take the Sinovac jab at a private clinic, will have the fee reimbursed.


Media: Yahoo
1 person has tested positive for COVID-19 during the swabbing exercise for 828 residents and visitors of 2 blocks at Hougang Ave 8.


Media: ST
JUST IN: A 48-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly attacking 4 people with a knife in a Bukit Merah flat.

The man was believed to be under the influence of drugs and was unknown to the victims.

Two men and two women, aged between 18 and 59 were conveyed to the hospital.


Media: Google
Apple expected to announce new products during WWDC 2021, happening live tomorrow.

Apple is expected to announce the next iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS, MacOS and new Mac products.

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Media: Apple
Apple WWDC - what was announced.

iOS 15
- New features include Shareplay, and a FaceTime redesign.

iPadOS 15
- New multitasking tools and widgets

MacOS Monterey
- You can now work seamlessly with your iPad and Mac.

WatchOS 8
- Portrait Mode photos, now on your watch face.
A former religious teacher has been detained under the Internal Security Act for planning to travel to Syria to take up armed violence for ISIS.

“She was previously under restriction, however, there has been an escalation in Ruqayyah's radical behaviour and involvement in activities prejudicial to Singapore's security” - ISD.


Media: Getty Images
BREAKING: Singapore to move to Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) this Monday.

Social gatherings of up to 5 people will be allowed from then.

Dining at restaurants will not be allowed, However if the situation improves, this measure may be eased from Jun 21.


Media: Straits Times
Wedding solemnisations will be allowed to resume from June 14. Up to 250 people can attend.

From June 21, wedding receptions will be allowed with up to 100 attendees.

Pre-event testing will be required at all wedding receptions and solemnisations with more than 50 attendees.


Media: CNA
Self-test Covid-19 kits will be sold at Guardian, Unity and Watsons pharmacies in Singapore from June 16.

Each customer can buy a maximum of 10 kits.


Media: Quidot, Abbott AG
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Vision Empire Healthcare is being investigated for illegal mask manufacturing and repackaging facility.

Under the Health Products Act, firms are required to have a licence from HSA to manufacture surgical masks.

Wearing such masks may increase the users' risk of developing skin irritation, respiratory symptoms or infections, and it may not provide a safe level of protection. The masks may be contaminated after being stored in unsanitary conditions.


Media: HSA