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Asia Today: Singapore partly reopens despite rise in cases

Asia Today: Singapore partly reopens despite rise in cases

Health
Singaporeans are able to get a haircut at the barber or pop in to their favorite bakery as the government loosened restrictionsByThe Associated PressMay 12, 2020, 10:07 AM5 min read5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBANGKOK -- Singaporeans were able to get a haircut at the barber or pop in to their favorite bakery Tuesday as the government loosened restrictions three weeks before a partial lockdown ends. Despite an upsurge in cases due to an outbreak among foreign workers staying in crowded dormitories, the government says transmission in the local community has dropped and plans a phased reopening of the economy. Barbers and hairdressers, food manufacturers and outlets as well as laundry shops are among selected businesses that can open with strict health meas...
Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

World
US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a "victory for our national security".America's highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect.The justices said they would consider in October whether the president's policy should be upheld or struck down.Mr Trump seeks to place a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.The president welcomed the ruling's qualified authorisation to bar visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which he described as "terror-prone countries". "As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm," he added. Mr Trump has already said the ban would take effect wi...