Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 22

Good morning! Here are our high stories to kick-start your Friday, April 22.

Passenger actions at Changi Airport cross 1m mark for first time in 2 years

Full restoration of Singapore’s passenger visitors, nevertheless, might be off the desk till China reopens its borders.

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S’pore in ‘good place’ in its combat towards Covid-19: Experts

But Singapore will nonetheless want a bit extra time earlier than Covid-19 can actually be endemic, mentioned specialists.

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askST: Are masks nonetheless related?

With the US now not imposing a masks mandate on public transport, the relevance of masks sporting has been thrown into the highlight.

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Wanted: A next-gen jab to guard towards all Covid-19 variants

The drawback is now not the dearth of vaccines, however getting them to individuals in a well timed method, says Sir Peter Piot.

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ST’s Earth Day roundtable: Can S’pore turn out to be a regional hydrogen hub amid the vitality disaster?

There is potential for Singapore to place itself as a hydrogen hub sooner or later, mentioned Dr Victor Nian, an adviser on the Centre for Strategic (*22*) and Resources.

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Reduce emissions from vitality sources, however don’t neglect biodiversity and human rights: Panellist

The pursuit of renewable vitality can typically have a unfavourable impact on the biodiversity in an space and carry super social value.

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The 4G refresh of the social compact ought to embody politics

Recent coverage modifications helmed by 4G ministers level to a transfer in the direction of a extra equitable society. That ought to be prolonged to the best way home politics is carried out too, says Chua Mui Hoong.

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Next part of conflict might be pivotal for Russia and Ukraine, US says

US officers nonetheless count on the conflict to be lengthy and grinding.

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Myanmar activists elevating hundreds of thousands by way of Singapore to combat junta

The cash is being channelled in the direction of humanitarian support in addition to these resisting the army coup.

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DM trolls – time to flush out this hidden menace

Just how unhealthy is direct message (DM) trolling? Irene Tham examines the problem.

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