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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 30

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, May 30.

Singapore’s silent heroes: Front liners battling surge of Covid-19 cases

ST writers pay tribute to Singapore’s front liners who place duty before self and even go the extra mile.

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5 family members of infected Changi Business Park cleaning supervisor among new Covid-19 cases

The new cases from the same household include an eight-month-old girl and a one-year-old boy.

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Shift in emphasis from hospital to community care will help tame healthcare costs: Ong Ye Kung

Rising healthcare spending cannot be allowed to cripple Singapore’s future, says the health minister.

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Malaysia’s Covid-19 figures chart new grim records after deadliest week

Many hospitals are running out of critical care wards for Covid-19 patients.

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Covid-19 lockdown lessons from US, Hong Kong, China and Australia

What is the art of a good lockdown? ST foreign bureaus report on wisdom gleaned from how the virus crisis has been handled.

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McDonald’s and Pizza Hut stress safety measures at outlets after Covid-19 cases

Staff and delivery riders are not cross-deployed across outlets and procedures have been tightened.

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Readers want a newspaper that connects emotionally

Papers that are just purveyors of news won’t do well as information is freely available from many sources, says editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang.

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Residents urged to do their part as estates struggle with fewer cleaners

Some migrant workers have left and replacements are hard to get due to tighter border controls here.

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Do younger S’poreans have lower confidence in CPF?

A poll finds that many of those aged 21 to 40 prefer to rely on their own investments for retirement.

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Uncle caregivers: More older men going into eldercare

Reasons range from personal experiences caring for own parents to desire to do meaningful work in later life.

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