Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 5

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Feb 5.


MOH investigating death of 103-year-old who was wrongly given 4th jab

The coroner has not determined if the cause of death and contributing factors were linked to vaccination.

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New local Covid-19 cases in S'pore triple to 13,046; 6 more deaths reported

The weekly infection growth rate stood at 1.39 on Friday, up from the 1.23 reported the previous day.

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More Covid-19 patients requesting MCs, despite guidelines showing no need for one

Experts say employers should set aside insistence on MCs and consider giving time off when needed.

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Pandemic, politics and podiums: The Olympics return to China

When Beijing hosted the Olympics in 2008, pride and excitement filled the air. Fourteen years on, the mood is different.

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Former V-P Mike Pence rejects Trump claim he could have overturned US election

Both Mr Pence and Mr Trump are potential presidential candidates in the 2024 election.

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Managing the pressure of inflation: How bad will it get and should you be worried?

Rising prices has been a hot issue on the ground, with the potential to impact purchasing power as well as politics, observers say.

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New bookings for Dream Cruises suspended until further notice

Its fleet will continue to operate in the region, including World Dream in Singapore.

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Restaurants under No Signboard Holdings still dishing up meals amid rental red ink

It is business as usual at Mom's Touch Chicken and Burger and other eateries.

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Sun, sea and history: All aboard newly launched Raffles Lighthouse tour

For $62.71, visitors can take a trip to Pulau Satumu, home to Raffles Lighthouse. 

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Ex-actor Huang Yiliang starts 10-month jail term for assaulting worker after appeal is dismissed

He was also ordered to pay the victim $3,300 in compensation.

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