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


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Cruise ship passengers to be kept at Fo Tan estate   Listenfacebook
Hundreds of Hong Kong passengers on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship will be sent to a newly-built public housing estate in Fo Tan for quarantine when they fly back from Japan on Thursday. The government has chartered two flights, which will land in Tokyo on Wednesday to pick up the SAR residents who will have completed their two-week quarantine on board the Diamond Princess in Yokohama. The passengers are expected to arrive back here early the next morning, as Jimmy Choi reports:
Two face prosecution for trying to escape quarantine   Listenfacebook
Two people accused of attempting to escape Hong Kong instead of spending two weeks quarantined at home, are to be prosecuted. The Department of Health is also considering taking two other people to court for the same offence. Altis Wong has the details:
HK coronavirus cases swell to 60   Listenfacebook
Three more people in Hong Kong were confirmed to have the Covid-19 virus on Monday, raising the total number of infections to 60. They include the wife and a colleague of a Tai Koo Shing resident who tested positive on Sunday. Officials said the two men recently held meetings at the Hospital Authority's headquarters. Timmy Sung has the details:
Travel agencies say they need rent waivers to survive   Listenfacebook
Leading travel agencies have called on major developers and the MTR to waive their rents for this month and next, saying that this is essential to their survival amid the coronavirus epidemic. The firms also want rents for April and May to be halved. They say their business has almost completely dried up after cross-border tourism was halted, as Damon Pang reports:
Confidence in One Country, Two Systems at record low   Listenfacebook
The Path of Democracy has warned of a crisis in confidence in One Country, Two Systems. The think tank founded by Executive Councillor Ronny Tong says public confidence in Hong Kong people running the city with a high degree of autonomy has tracked below four on a ten-point scale since the anti-extradition crisis erupted last year. This has also dragged down its overall index that measures local and international perceptions of the state of One Country, Two Systems. Mike Weeks asked Alan Lung - a co-convenor of think tank - what this crisis in confidence in the principle on which the Hong Kong SAR was founded in 1997 means for the territory going ahead: