SINGAPORE (May 4): The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) fell 2.35% as at 2.30pm on Monday. This comes as investors remain cautiously concerned over on-going economic and business impact on the Covid-19 outbreak.

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On May 2, the government announced slightly less restrictive measures, allowing a few specific businesses such as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncture services and TCM retail products resume operations on May 5. Others including barbers, laundry services, and home-based bakers will be re-opening from May 12.

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