Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 7

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Feb 7.


 

Singapore to tap more green energy with JTC's solar push

Solar panels are now a must for lease renewals, new land allocations and launches in its estates.

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President Halimah and President Xi reaffirm S'pore-China ties

They welcomed more cooperation in areas like the digital economy, the green economy and smart cities.

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More than 80 per cent of cargo backlog at Changi Airport cleared

Sats redeployed more than 40 staff from other areas of operations to ease the backlog.

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High number of patients at hospitals' emergency departments, most did not need urgent care: MOH

The children's emergency departments at KK Women's and Children's Hospital and National University Hospital have also experienced very high attendance over the past two weeks.

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Those who caught Covid-19 say they had mild flu-like symptoms

Out of 12 people whom ST spoke to, only one reported a temporary loss of taste and smell.

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7,639 new local Covid-19 cases in S'pore; 1,074 patients hospitalised

92 of the patients in hospitals required oxygen supplementation while 21 were in ICU.

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The extra burden for parents taking care of children with special needs

Costs, juggling work and caregiving, and search for resources are part of the huge burden.

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Indonesia braces itself for higher inflation

Recovering consumer demand following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions pushed prices up.

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What you need to know about the impending GST hike

Is anyone exempt? Is GST ever absorbed? Here are answers to 15 questions about the GST.

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Interactive: Marking 50 years of Chingay

The Straits Times looks into its archives for highlights from the parade through the decades.

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