Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 13

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, April 13.


Panel to study licensing, mandatory theory tests for road cyclists as part of review

The review comes on the back of a recent spate of complaints about errant road cyclists.

READ MORE HERE


Covid-19 vaccines vital but aren't designed to fully prevent infection: Experts

Those who have had the jabs are much less likely to get seriously ill than unvaccinated patients.

READ MORE HERE


Buffets are back in S'pore, but self-service still not allowed under Covid-19 measures

Staff-served food lines can resume at F&B outlets, corporate and work-related events, and Mice events.

READ MORE HERE


Malaysian PM Muhyiddin to visit Singapore on May 4 to discuss reopening of border

The pandemic is also making it difficult for Malaysia to send a representative to fill the High Commissioner position here.

READ MORE HERE


Most people wash their hands more than 3 times a day, soap still the 'gold standard': ST poll

Three-quarters of people surveyed said they have developed better hygiene habits over the past 12 months.

READ MORE HERE


Duterte resurfaces after 2 weeks, telling those who want him dead to pray harder

The Philippine President quashed wild rumours about his purported failing health and even untimely death.

READ MORE HERE


India overtakes Brazil as second worst-hit Covid-19 country after US

Experts have blamed complacency and frustration over Covid-19 curbs for the surge.

READ MORE HERE


Google, Apple top ranking of S'pore's best employers

Employers were given a score based primarily on whether staff would recommend them to a friend or family member.

READ MORE HERE


Alibaba's $3.7b fine not just about market regulation

There are concerns that too much influence could lie in the hands of a single company or person.

READ MORE HERE


Please stay for a meal: S'pore hotels see surge in demand for food-themed staycays

Deal sweeteners can include a fancy meal at one of the establishment's restaurants or dining credits.

READ MORE HERE