0:00 – THE BIG STORY
0:37 – S’PORE SIGNS DEAL FOR NEW COVID-19 DRUG
Singapore has inked a supply and purchase agreement for an antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 that is said to be effective against all known variants of the virus, including the Delta variant. Known as molnupiravir, it will be available here once it has received authorisation and approval for use. Read more: https://str.sg/3qpd
Dr Leong Hoe Nam, infectious diseases physician from the Rophi Clinic, tells us why the new pill is a ‘game-changer’ for Singapore.
5:15 – COVID-19 SINGAPORE UPDATE
6:05 – LIFE IN HONG KONG LARGELY BACK TO NORMAL
Meanwhile, life for the people in Hong Kong seems to have returned to normalcy, even as its borders remain closed to most non-residents.
Hong Kong correspondent Claire Huang shares more, including how the Asian financial hub has managed to keep case numbers down despite having a lower vaccination rate than Singapore.
12:04 – LEE HSIEN YANG & WIFE SELLING PROPERTY
Lee Hsien Yang, younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and his wife have sold a two-storey bungalow in the Caldecott Hill good class bungalow area for $13 million, and put another nearby bungalow on the market for $16.8 million. Read more: https://str.sg/3qpv
12:39 – WORLD’S BEST 50 RESTAURANTS LIST
Singapore’s fine-dining French restaurant Odette, at the National Gallery Singapore, leapt 10 spots to No. 8 in this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants List. This makes it the first restaurant here to crack the top 10 in the prestigious list. Read more: https://str.sg/3qpg
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