Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Jan 29

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Jan 29.


Over 113,000 people in S'pore received first Covid-19 vaccine dose: MOH

Among those vaccinated, 3 cases of anaphylaxis were reported but all recovered.

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S'pore's teen ISA case a wake-up call on 'rabbit hole' of far-right ideology, say observers

To forestall such cases, more resources have to go to helping youth think critically.

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Planning CNY visits? Choose a good mask to guard against more infectious Covid-19 strains

PCR tests are only 93% sensitive, so some imported cases will seep into the community.

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Ministry debunks claim about staff being hired to enforce 8-people CNY visiting rules

The audio clip of a woman speaking in Hokkien has been circulating on WhatsApp.

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MAS issues 100 million new notes for CNY even as S'poreans urged to send e-hongbao

Around 330 tonnes of carbon emissions are generated by producing new notes each Chinese New Year.

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Much reason to cheer latest jobs data, but some questions remain

It would be a concern if most of the displaced workers were not able to find new jobs.

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Security software on learning devices will track search history but not students' locations: MOE

The Ministry of Education gave this assurance in response to privacy concerns.

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Tussle in Umno for party leader holds key to PM Muhyiddin's longevity

Muhyiddin's hopes of remaining in power will be much better if Umno remains a willing partner.

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Novena Global Healthcare's Terence Loh faces bankruptcy, asks for more time on repayment plan

His cousin Nelson Loh has already been adjudged a bankrupt by the Singapore High Court.

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4 things to know about the GameStop insanity

GameStop's value has risen from US$2 billion to US$24 billion in just a few weeks.

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