Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Jan 12

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, Jan 12.

Covid-19 vaccination centres to be up soon; jabs also to be given at polyclinics, GP clinics

The new centres will allow a large number of people to be vaccinated daily.

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US Democrats formally charge Trump with inciting insurrection

A vote on impeachment could take place as soon as Wednesday.

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Facebook says ‘no plans’ to end Trump ban

“Our ban is indefinite,” Facebook’s chief operating officer said.

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Poly, ITE grads can train to be hawkers under new programme

The work-study programme, to be launched in March, is the first of its kind.

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Malaysia to reimpose MCO in some states: What do the Covid-19 restrictions entail

Measures include allowing only two people per household to head out to buy groceries.

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Thai government’s reluctance to impose Covid-19 lockdown stirs unease

It leaves the nation at risk of repeated waves of infections, warn some in the medical community.

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Year-old baby girl among new Covid-19 cases in Singapore

The baby is a short-term visit pass holder who arrived from India. 

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Signal and Telegram see demand spike as new WhatsApp terms stir privacy debate

The changes to WhatsApp’s terms and services are effective Feb 8.

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Riding the wave of a travel drought: Yacht rentals, water sports gain popularity

Operators have launched new products such as jet-ski rentals and tours on zippy rigid hull inflatable boats.

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Founder Bak Kut Teh closes two of its four outlets

The home-grown chain is left with just two outlets – its Balestier Road flagship store and a branch at Downtown East.

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