The Big Story: MTI downgrades Singapore's economic growth forecast; 75 confirmed coronavirus cases; front-line fighters special

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' (ST) weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

Helmed by assistant video editor Olivia Quay, the show airs live from ST's digital studio. We kick off Monday's episode (Feb 17) with Deputy business editor Poon Chian Hui who will talk about the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) downgrading Singapore's economic growth forecast.

Next, we have the latest updates on the coronavirus situation in Singapore as the number of confirmed cases grow to 75 on Sunday. China correspondent Elizabeth Law will also provide an update on the global situation.

Lastly, senior correspondent Joyce Teo discusses ST's front-line fighters special, which provides an inside look at how Singapore is tackling the outbreak.

Topics covered in previous episodes of The Big Story include the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, how contact tracing is done, and the movie Parasite winning big at the Oscars.