Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. The Big Story gets an expert's take on Singapore's growing number of Covid-19 infections driven by the newer Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. These strains have contributed to a 23 per cent week-on-week increase in community cases, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday night (June 21). About 30 per cent of the cases in the community in the past week were cases with BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, as compared to 17 per cent, 8 per cent and 3 per cent for the previous three weeks respectively. Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Follow The Big Story Podcast episodes: Channel: https://str.sg/wuZe Spotify: https://str.sg/wuJr Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/wu3m SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: email@example.com Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://str.sg/wub6 Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://str.sg/wubB --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: https://str.sg/wuJa The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia: https://str.sg/wuZ2 Stop Scams: https://str.sg/wuZB Invisible Asia: https://str.sg/wuZn --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check: https://str.sg/JWaN In Your Opinion: https://str.sg/w7Qt Your Money & Career: https://str.sg/wB2m SG Extra: https://str.sg/wukR #PopVultures: https://str.sg/JWad ST Sports Talk: https://str.sg/JWRE Bookmark This!: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #thebigstory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.