Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 3

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Feb 3.

Bill limiting police use of TraceTogether data to serious crimes passed by Parliament

The Bill was put through all three readings in one parliamentary sitting.

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Critical need to rebuild the public’s trust in TraceTogether

What Singaporeans take issue with is the perceived lack of a timely and proactive admission of an error, says senior political correspondent Grace Ho.

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$900 million given to landlords under rental relief framework to help tenants stay afloat

115,990 cash grant notices were issued to property owners with tenants eligible for rental relief.

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Hundreds of shoppers throng Chinatown Complex wet market ahead of Chinese New Year

They were hoping to stock up on seafood and ingredients for steamboat dishes.

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GPs, polyclinics seeing rise in patients with flu-like symptoms as some let guard down

Some patients could also be heeding advice to seek medical attention early for acute respiratory infections.

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3 children among 19 new Covid-19 imported cases in Singapore

They are aged between one and three years old.

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Crime rate up in 2020 with more scam cases even as Home Team supports Covid-19 fight

Violent extremist ideologies also remained a concern, with the recent case of a student detained by the ISD.

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Singapore factory activity continues uptrend, expands for seventh straight month in January

Experts said the manufacturing sector is likely to see a modest increase this year.

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Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO as sales rocket past US$100 billion

Bezos wants to focus on his philanthropy, media and space projects, among “other passions”.

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Keep your health in check: Regular check-ups can help detect diseases that show no symptoms

Diseases of the heart, cancer and diabetes have no symptoms in the early stages.

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