Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 9

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Dec 9, 2021.

Saliva ART developed by S’pore scientists just as accurate as PCR tests, results in 15 minutes


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The test kit may be able to hit the market in as soon as three months.

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What happens if I am unvaccinated and need treatment for Covid-19?


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Those who are unvaccinated “by choice” now have to pay for their own treatment.

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China eyes anti-Covid-19 oral drug to boost image, reopen borders 


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The stakes are high for China in the race against the US to develop antiviral drugs and vaccines.

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Recovery on horizon for S’pore firms amid Covid-19 pandemic: SBF survey


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Manpower cost is the main challenge, followed by demand uncertainty and travel restrictions.

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Straw poll finds S’poreans not confident of their skills; business leaders say it’s a good sign


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Results show workers are not complacent and are open to upgrading, the leaders say.

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China-US competition for talent hots up


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In the race for tech supremacy, China is overtaking the US in some aspects. But China is also hampered by some challenges, says global affairs correspondent Goh Sui Noi.

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India armed forces chief among 13 dead in helicopter crash


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Only one of the 14 people on board survived and was in hospital with injuries. 

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COE cost for smaller cars hits six-year high


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The premium for smaller cars is $57,010, a 3.7 per cent increase from $55,001 at the last tender.

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Suzuki Cup: Two wins from two for S’pore after narrow 2-1 victory over Philippines


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The Lions play Timor-Leste in their 3rd Group A match on Tuesday before taking on Thailand. 

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Table tennis: S’pore in line to host Grand Smash tournament in March 2022


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The other locations being considered are China and Europe.

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