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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 28

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Nov 28.


Lower-income families with young kids in S’pore worst hit by pandemic: Study

Home-based learning put kids from needy households at a greater disadvantage, according to the study. 

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Israel to ban entry of travellers from all countries over Omicron Covid-19 variant

It is the first country to shut its borders completely in response to a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant.

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All arriving in UK must take PCR test, mask-wearing rules tightened after Omicron variant found

Those who had come into contact with people testing positive for a suspected case of Omicron would have to self-isolate for 10 days.

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S’pore reports 1,761 new Covid-19 cases and 6 deaths

The Covid-19 weekly infection growth rate was at 0.75. 

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Malaysian in S’pore spends over 15 hours trying to get VTL bus tickets for homecoming

He will be travelling to Johor Baru to see his family on Monday. 

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Patient asked S’pore hospital nurse if she provided sexual services

More healthcare workers are being abused, the Ministry of Health and hospitals tell The Sunday Times.

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The outlook may seem bleak, but optimism and meaning abound

Surveys suggest that while mental well-being is a key concern amid the pandemic, there is much to take comfort in and be thankful for.

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Why CPF is your Cash Protection for Future

Your CPF is the last line of financial defence because even your creditors cannot touch it.

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Loh Kean Yew to meet world No. 2 Viktor Axelsen in Indonesia Open final

He defeated Rasmus Gemke 21-14, 21-7 in the semi-finals and will earn World Tour Finals spot if he takes title.

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JJ Lin wows a sell-out crowd in his first S’pore concert in two years

The show is among the pilot events with new Covid-19 rules in place.

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