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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 1

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, April 1.

S’pore and China foreign ministers discuss travel resumption

Both sides will need to work out a system to mutually recognise each other’s health certification.

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X-ray scans, body checks among security measures at selected MRT stations from April 1

Checks similar to those at airports, which include metal detector scans and x-ray scans, will be conducted at random.

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JSS and other Covid-19 measures to end or change from April 1 as S’pore economy recovers

However, some firms could continue to struggle as conditions remain challenging for their industries.

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Despite talk of travel bubbles, S’poreans prefer to wait and see

Details about the health requirements, paperwork and the attractions available are also weighing on their decisions.

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Luxury cars among $100m of assets seized from Envy director involved in alleged $1b fraud

Industry sources valued Ng Yu Zhi’s Pagani Huayra – the only one here – at between $7 million and $8 million.

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22-year-old student who was isolated for 21 days is sole Covid-19 community case in S’pore

He is asymptomatic and was detected when he took a Covid-19 pre-departure test.

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Biden sets out details of ‘once-in-a-generation’ US$2 trillion infrastructure plan

It is aimed at modernising America’s crumbling transport network and creating millions of jobs.

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Companies should consider making flexible work arrangements the norm: Indranee

A hybrid arrangement that lets staff spend some time working in office and from home can be considered.

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Electricity and gas tariffs for S’pore households to increase for second quarter

This increase is mainly due to the higher cost of fuel.

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China calls on WHO, other countries to respect scientists’ Covid-19 origin findings

The US and 13 other countries had expressed concerns that the WHO report lacked access to complete data.

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