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

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


S'pore will stay the course in its reopening when new Covid-19 case numbers stabilise: Experts

While the virus reproduction rate has slowed, the pace of reopening depends on the hospital load.

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102-year-old woman among 3 new Covid-19 deaths; 3,577 new cases in S'pore

There were 2,932 new infections in the community, 630 in migrant worker dormitories and 15 imported cases.

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Companies can manage WFH fatigue by staying agile, prioritising staff well-being: Experts

Flexible work arrangements and initiatives to promote mental well-being can help staff be more resilient.

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A cure for Covid-19? Interest in anti-parasitic drug ivermectin remains strong despite warnings

Health experts and even Merck, a manufacturer of ivermectin, have said there is inadequate evidence that it can cure Covid-19.

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Indonesia hits 150 million mark in Covid-19 vaccine jabs

Indonesia has set a target to vaccinate 208.3 million or everyone aged above 12 with no underlying medical conditions.

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Taiwan defence minister says tensions with China are the worst in four decades

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He also said China will be capable of mounting a "full scale" invasion of the island by 2025.

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Demand hots up for online groceries, food deliveries amid tightened Covid-19 curbs

Most supermarkets, online grocers and food delivery services have seen a spike in orders over the past week.

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Woman admits to receiving more than $1m in ill-gotten gains in her bank accounts

Annee Foong, 48, continued to receive money in the accounts from her friend even when police repeatedly told her to stop.

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Local theatre returns to the stage in S'pore

Here's a look at four upcoming shows from Nine Years Theatre, The Necessary Stage, Pangdemonium and Wild Rice.

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Cue sport: Singapore's Aloysius Yapp up to world No. 2; says it is a 'never-ending process' for perfection

He was ranked 20th when he arrived in the United States on Aug 19.

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