Linette Lai, The Straits Times

Linette Lai, The Straits Times

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11 June 2021
Singapore's easing of Covid-19 restrictions from June 14
On Prime Time, Rachel Kelly spoke to Linette Lai, Political Correspondent, The Straits Times about the updated Covid-19 restrictions.
Tighter measures currently in place to reduce the spread of Covid-19 will be eased progressively from June 14.

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14 May 2021
Singapore tightens Covid-19 rules from May 16: What you need to know
A Multi-Minstry Taskforce said on Friday that measures will be introduced from May 16 to June 13 to combat the increase in Covid-19 community cases in Singapore.
Rachel Kelly speaks to Linette Lai, Political Correspondent, The Straits Times for more insights on the updated Covid-19 restrictions.

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19 February 2021
Budget 2021 has been announced - what next?
After an unprecedented year in which Singapore experienced its worst recession since independence, the global battle against the pandemic remains far from over. On Tuesday 16th February, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that Budget 2021 will shift “from containment to restructuring” as Singapore’s economy continues to reopen. Linette Lai, Political Correspondent, The Straits Times provides a summary of the key announcements.

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18 December 2020
What you need to know about phase three in Singapore
Singapore will enter phase three of its reopening in two weeks, on December 28th. The permitted group size for social gatherings will go up from five to eight, with capacity limits at attractions, malls and places of worship also set to be increased. Prime Time's Rachel Kelly spoke to  Linette Lai, Political Correspondent, The Straits Times to get the details.

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23 October 2020
Phase 3 in Singapore: What can you expect?
Singapore could enter the third phase of its reopening by the end of the year, provided that community cases remain low as the country steps up Covid-19 testing and contact tracing. As part of phase 3, the multi-ministry task force said the permitted size of gatherings outside homes could be increased from five people to eight. Similarly, households could be allowed to have up to eight visitors at a time, enabling larger families to congregate. On Prime Time, Howie Lim spoke to Linette Lai, ST’s political correspondent for more insights on what we can expect from the next phase.

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19 June 2020
New rules for GE Campaign
The upcoming general election will take on a markedly different character if it is held in phase two of Singapore's reopening, as seems likely, with political parties taking their message online and candidates being given more airtime on television.
To find out the latest we are joined by Linette Lai, Political Correspondent at The Straits Times.

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29 May 2020
Update on move to phase 2 of COVID-19 reopening
National Development Minister Lawrence Wong spoke to journalists on Thursday night in a virtual press conference and said Phase 2 of Singapore's re-opening could be before the end of June. The Straits Times political correspondent, Linette Lai was at the virtual session and she joins us now to give us the details.

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24 April 2020
Circuit Breaker Measures Update
The top story out in Singapore this week is that Circuit Breaker measures have been extended until 1st June.  Rachel Kelly speaks to Linette Lai, Political Correspondent at the Straits Times to find out more and what we need to be mindful of as we move into the weekend.

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