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


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Wuhan airlift a ‘success’ so far   Listenfacebook
Almost 250 Hong Kong people who had been stranded in the coronavirus-stricken province of Hubei were brought back home on two chartered flights on Wednesday - the first day of a two-day rescue operation. The minister in charge says things went smoothly and two more flights will be bringing back around the same number of people from Wuhan on Thursday. Cecil Wong reports:
‘Stringent steps’ taken to ensure Wuhan evacuees aren’t a health risk   Listenfacebook
The University of Hong Kong's Department of Microbiology estimates up to five percent of the people being airlifted back to the city will be infected with the coronavirus that first emerged in Wuhan late last year. Dr Sridhar Siddarth - an assistant professor in the department – spoke to Janice Wong:
North Point temple master among latest Covid-19 infections   Listenfacebook
Four more cases of the new coronavirus were confirmed in Hong Kong on Wednesday, raising the total number of infections to 104. One is considered to be an ‘imported’ case, as the woman fell ill at the end of a lengthy visit to India. Mike Weeks reports:
Court rules gay couple were discriminated against over housing   Listenfacebook
The High Court has ruled that the Housing Authority's rejection of an application for public housing by a same-sex couple was discriminatory and unlawful. The verdict is another potential landmark victory for LGBT rights in Hong Kong, as Richard Pyne reports:
Government urged to be proactive over public-housing decision   Listenfacebook
Following Wednesday’s High Court verdict that it had treated a same-sex couple in an unlawful and discriminatory manner, the Housing Authority said it would take legal advice before deciding its next move. Some pro-government lawmakers said the ruling jeopardises traditional family values and should be appealed. But the founding director of the Chinese University's Sexualities Research Programme, Professor Suen Yiu-tung, warned that’s likely to be another waste of public money:
Officer investigated over homeless clearance   Listenfacebook
The police have suspended an officer involved in a controversial operation to clear street sleepers from a park in Sham Shui Po on Monday. They also reported the case to their own crime squad for investigation on Wednesday. Steve Dunthorne reports: