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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 4

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Nov 4.

S’pore reports 3,635 new Covid-19 cases; weekly infection growth rate drops below 1

This is the first time it has dropped below 1.0 since MOH started reporting the figure.

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Commuters disappointed at public transport fare hikes; experts say next increase could be more

Hikes have not factored in rising energy costs and need for safe management measures, say academics.

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New China, India climate plans can limit global warming to under 2 deg C for the first time

Researchers caution against “hollow” promises if goals are not underpinned by effective climate policies.

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China, Russia fire back at US over climate ‘no show’ jibe

US President Joe Biden had criticised Chinese and Russian leaders for not attending COP26.

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Food prices in Singapore expected to rise in the coming months: Gan Kim Yong

With energy prices expected to rise further, food suppliers may need to adjust prices.

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Protocol for seniors with Covid-19 is flexible, patients may be cared for at home: MOH

“Where patients prefer to be cared for at home, we have put in place home-based care programmes to support their recovery,” said MOH.

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Germany experiencing ‘massive’ Covid-19 surge among unvaccinated people

Intensive care beds are running out again in some parts of Germany, its health minister warns.

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Raeesah Khan should not resign but focus on serving residents for rest of term, says WP’s Daniel Goh

 

She has to take responsibility for her “grave transgression” of lying multiple times in Parliament, he said.

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Lights come on again in the Covidean dark

Just imagine what those celebrating Deepavali have undergone through the ages, says Asad Latif.

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Gojek may soon offer food delivery services

The firm plans to have new features up and running by the end of the year.

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