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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
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RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Presenter:
Janice Wong and Mike Weeks

2020-07-14
Tuesday

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Pandemic restrictions back as coronavirus cases hit new record   Listenfacebook
The government is again tightening pandemic restrictions after a record number of local Covid-19 infections were confirmed on Monday. Hong Kong also recorded its eighth coronavirus fatality with the death of a 95-year-old woman. Health officials said 41 of the 52 new patients confirmed to have the virus had caught it in Hong Kong, but 20 have no known links to other cases. Candice Wong reports:
Bars and cinemas shut again, restaurant hours restricted  Listenfacebook
The government has announced its tightening social distancing measures again on Wednesday to try to head off the latest surge in infections. Some of the old rules will be back in place, but dining in restaurants at night will be stopped. Maggie Ho reports
Private doctors’ head urges early testing for Covid-19  Listenfacebook
From Wednesday, face masks will be made mandatory for people taking public transport, various venues including bars, gyms and cinemas will be closed again for at least seven days, while dining in restaurants will not be allowed between 6pm and 5am. Some 400,000 people will also be tested for Covid-19. So how will private doctors deal with this and the latest wave of infections? Dr Henry Yeung, president of the Hong Kong Doctors Union, spoke with Mike Weeks:
Carrie Lam says opposition primaries could amount to subversion  Listenfacebook
The government has warned that it will take action if the opposition camp's weekend primaries are found to have broken any laws, including the new national security legislation. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the polls; and preliminary results show they favoured young activists and localists over traditional pan-democrats to stand for the Legislative Council in September. Frances Sit reports
Pro-democracy camp blamed for Legco deadlock  Listenfacebook
The chair of the Legislative Council's House Committee, Starry Lee, says it's regrettable that the body has become a “protest battlefield”. In a wrap-up of the committee's work at the end of this legislature’s term. Li said all sides should be rational and tolerant when the council starts afresh in October. Damon Pang reports:
FPA says sex education should begin as early as possible  Listenfacebook
The Family Planning Association (FPA) has published a new series of books on sex education for young children, aged from three to six. They are designed to help kids learn about issues ranging from body parts to gender stereotypes. There's also a new section that offers tips to parents on how to deal with sensitive issues. Janice Wong asked the FPA's education officer, Chau Wai-wai, what has been updated in the latest books:
Half of US firms could be looking at leaving Hong Kong  Listenfacebook
The American Chamber of Commerce says a survey of its members suggests just over half are considering leaving Hong Kong because of concerns about the new national security law. Priscilla Ng has the details:
US turns to support Asean nations in South China Sea disputes   Listenfacebook
The United States is opening another front in its war of words with China. It says it's treating Beijing's pursuit of resources in the South China Sea as illegal and also accused it of bullying other countries to further its claims. This comes after Beijing announced retaliatory sanctions against three senior Republican lawmakers and a US envoy on Monday. Sean Kennedy has more:
Singapore economy tipped to contract by around four percent this year  Listenfacebook
Singapore is set to release second-quarter growth figures on Tuesday, which are being closely watched because they encompass the period from early April to the beginning of June when the city state imposed its so-called circuit breaker that restricted movement and activities because of a big surge in coronavirus infections. More than 320 new coronavirus infections were reported in Singapore on Monday, including 11 in the community and five imported cases. Mike Weeks asked Geoff Howie, market strategist at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), who the other 300-plus cases were: