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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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RTHK Newsroom

2018-04-12
Newswrap

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Chances of getting infected at MTR station not great: Choi Kin  Listenfacebook
The President of the Medical Council Dr Choi Kin says the chances of people contracting a bacterial infection at the Kowloon Tong Station are not great. He said the MTR Corporation has already carried out disinfection work at the station. A staff member earlier came down with a serious infection that can lead to meningitis, an inflammation of the brain or spinal cord that can kill or lead to disabilities. Dr Choi said the bacteria are spread through inhaling respiratory droplets from infected people who have coughed or sneezed. But he said the bacteria have a short life-span and are unlikely to remain permanently on the walls or in the trains. Dr Choi spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Hong Kong people throw away huge amount of tissue paper  Listenfacebook
The weight of 45 double-deckers -- that's how much tissue paper the people of Hong Kong throw away each day, according to the estimate of an NGO. The Christian Family Service Centre is urging the public to join a "No Tissue Day" on April 26. Co-organiser of the event, Agnes Pang, who's founded her own handkerchief business, The Chief Project, spoke to Ben Tse:
Eight-year-old girl gang-raped and killed in Indian-administered Kashmir  Listenfacebook
The gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir has put the region on edge and the ensuing investigation has split the restive region along religious lines. Asifa Bano was raped and killed in January and eight men, including a retired government official, have been arrested. But it appears that the girl's death could have been a bid to terrorise a community and is about land. RTHK’s Delhi correspondent Murali Krishnan spoke to Annemarie Evans about the case: