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From next Monday (29th August), masks will be optional in most places in Singapore.

Masks are still required on public transport such as MRT, LRT and public buses, but are not required at airports, naturally ventilated bus interchanges and retail areas.

Masks are optional in taxis, school buses, private bus services, and other private transportation.

Flag carrier Singapore Airlines has said it does not require masks on its flights, except for travel to and from destinations where masks are required. drivers are also encouraged to continue wearing masks.

Separately, travelers who are not fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter Singapore without having to apply for approval or comply with the 7-day stay-at-home notice. There are still requirements for pre-departure testing for COVID-19.

A second COVID-19 booster, which must be taken five months after the first, is currently recommended in Singapore for people over the age of 60.

Boosters are also recommended for children aged 5 to 11 years.

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha from official duties.

The move follows a petition to review his legally mandated eight-year term limit. It is unclear when the court will issue a final ruling on the case brought by the opposition.

An interim aide has been appointed and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan will fill the post.

The bodies of workers who fell into the sea were found Wednesday morning after part of the concrete pier at the Keppel shipyard in Tuas collapsed.

A 38-year-old Bangladeshi worker was on the pier when it collapsed. His four other workers suffered minor injuries but are in stable condition.

According to one orthopedic specialist, 11% of Singapore’s population suffers from painful knee arthritis. Another doctor added that the number of knee pain sufferers in their 40s is about the same as hers over the age of 60.

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