Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Feb 1, 2016

A municipal health worker carries out fumigation on a street as part of the city's efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on Jan 30, 2016.
A municipal health worker carries out fumigation on a street as part of the city's efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on Jan 30, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, Feb 1, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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EMERGENCY MEETING ON ZIKA VIRUS

The Geneva-based World Health Organisation (WHO) is to hold an emergency meeting today (Feb 1) to help determine its response to the spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to the birth of thousands of children in Brazil with abnormally small heads, brain defects and impaired vision. The WHO estimates that as many as 4 million people in the Americas may become infected by Zika, for which there is currently no cure and a vaccine for widespread public use is at least months, if not years, away. 

COMPILATION OF MEANINGFUL MESSAGES

Fifty meaningful messages that include  a student showing support for those who lost loved ones on Mount Kinabalu have been compiled into a booklet by community self-help group Yayasan Mendaki. The messages collected in the booklet  are the culmination of the group’s Postcard Stories project. The compilation will be launched today (Feb 1) at Wisma Mendaki. -  ZHAKI ABDULLAH

SIA ENGINEERING DATA TODAY (FEB 1)


A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Boeing 777-300 is seen parked in the SIA Engineering Company hangar at Changi. PHOTO: ST FILE

SIA Engineering is scheduled to release today (Feb 1) its third quarter financial results ended Dec 31. - KARAMJIT KAUR