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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 15

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Nov 15.

Singapore travellers can still enjoy quarantine-free travel to European VTL countries, apart from Denmark

Denmark is the only VTL country to have reimposed quarantine restrictions. 

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Preliminary data of Pfizer’s new Covid-19 pill ‘sounds promising’ but more data needed: NCID

The drug was able to cut by 89% the chances of hospitalisation or death in adults at risk of severe disease.

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S’pore reports 1,723 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths; weekly infection growth rate at 0.97

The infection growth rate has been below one for two consecutive days. 

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Contempt of court proceedings begin against parties involved in Kaws exhibition

A private preview went ahead despite a court order to halt the exhibition and related publicity events. 

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Austria orders lockdown for unvaccinated 

Around 65% of Austria’s nine million people are vaccinated, below EU’s 67% average.

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Japan’s former princess Mako arrives in New York with husband

The couple tied the knot in Tokyo last month.

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Growing focus on mental health at workplace as Covid-19 pandemic takes toll

Counselling services say many employees are grappling with longer working hours, social isolation and job insecurity.

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I didn’t want my stepdad to have power over me any more: Child sex abuse survivor

Close to 90% of perpetrators in child abuse cases investigated by Child Protective Service are family members involving a parent or step-parent, said MSF.

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I am paid this much, what about you?

Salary disclosures reduced inequality stemming from salary gaps between top and bottom workers, according to a study. 

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S’pore rap trailblazer Sheikh Haikel to retire after three decades of music

“I want to take a back seat and enjoy the scene,” he says. 

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