Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 6

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Feb 6.


ST Engineering, GE Aviation among aerospace firms stepping up hiring plans in S'pore

These companies said they have observed a gradual recovery, with more planes taking to the skies.

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Covid-19 cases among staff, CNY holiday lead to cargo being stuck at Changi Airport

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The delay affects only cargo imports, and operations are expected to return to normal by Feb 8, says Sats.

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Recovery memo from GP not needed to return to work or school: Govt

Employers should not ask for recovery memos, said a joint ministry statement.

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Women in S'pore get scam messages claiming their photos being circulated online

Such scams are elaborately designed to induce victims' sense of urgency to respond, says a psychologist.

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'If I were King of S'pore...': Lawyer Adrian Tan lightens critique on life with humour

The new president of the Law Society tells Executive Editor Sumiko Tan that he will continue writing in his new role.

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Covid-19 hospitalisations in S'pore cross 1,000

The last time Singapore had more than 1,000 people hospitalised for Covid-19 was Dec 1, 2021.

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Experts attribute Friday's spike in Covid-19 cases to backlog during CNY period

They also said the focus should remain on hospitalisation and intensive care unit occupancy rates.

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GST hike: Relook timetable in the light of pandemic?

The past years have shown that there is always an unexpected sting in the virus' tail, says editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang.

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Gaming addiction on the rise among children amid pandemic: Counsellors

MOE has seen more students counselled for gaming issues in recent years, with the increased access to technology and online games.

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Feast your eyes on some of S'pore's hottest hawkers

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This edition of Life Picks features some of Singapore's hottest hawkers. Senior correspondent Jeanmarie Tan tells us why three of them have made a big impression on customers, and not just with their cooking.

They range from a former tutor to an Indian zi char stallholder and a lady boss with a starring role in Jack Neo's latest film.

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