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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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Second-wave infections fall, raising HK hopes   Listenfacebook
Second-wave coronavirus infections are slowly declining, as health authorities continue strict contact-tracing and quarantine measures, and more places where people gather shut down. The number of new Covid-19 cases dropped to 30 on Tuesday from 39 the day before. They hit a high of nearly 50 last Friday as people rushed back to Hong Kong from overseas. But more cases have been linked to Lan Kwai Fong, raising further concerns about those who visit or work in the Central bar area. Timmy Sung has the details:
Macau shut to virtually all visitors   Listenfacebook
Macau has banned people from Hong Kong, Taiwan or the mainland who have recently been overseas. Visitors who are allowed in will be put under medical surveillance for two weeks, the same as Macau residents returning home. The measures follow a surge in second-wave coronavirus cases in the former Portuguese enclave. Joao Pinto, the Portuguese News and Programme Controller at Macau broadcaster TDM, told Mike Weeks more about the new infections:
Warning sounded over inexperienced medical staff   Listenfacebook
The head of the Government Doctors’ Association has warned that some medical workers sent to border checkpoints during the current health crisis lack experience in dealing with infectious diseases and have received little information about their new and unfamiliar roles. This follows the infection of a doctor working at the airport on Monday. Wendy Wong has the details:
Public urged to report quarantine breakers   Listenfacebook
The government is urging people to report those who break the quarantine order that came into effect last Thursday. The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, also warned those who ignore the order that they will be prosecuted. Some 24 people have been sent to quarantine camps for violating the two-week self-isolation requirement. But others still appear to be flouting the rules, as RTHK's Vicky Wong reports:
Andrew Cheung ‘well suited’ to become Chief Justice   Listenfacebook
Permanent Court of Final Appeal judge Andrew Cheung has been named Hong Kong’s next Chief Justice, to succeed Geoffrey Ma. The recommendation has been largely welcomed by the legal community, of which Cheung is a well-respected member. However, Civic Party lawmaker and barrister Dennis Kwok has expressed concerns over some of his past rulings, particularly on the disqualification of legislators-elect in 2016, following Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law on oath-taking. But a member of Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s cabinet, Senior Counsel Ronny Tong, told Ian Pooler that Cheung is probably the best choice:
Health crisis prompts ESF to freeze school fees   Listenfacebook
The English Schools Foundation has announced a rare freeze in school fees, saying it wants to play a role in supporting students and families amid a tumultuous school year interrupted by social unrest and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The organisation is Hong Kong's largest provider of English-language international education and runs 22 schools with more than 18,000 students. Its chief executive Belinda Greer spoke to Richard Pyne about the decision: