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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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Experts warn of a third wave of coronavirus infections   Listenfacebook
The head of the University of Hong Kong's Department of Microbiology has warned that the city could be at risk of another wave of coronavirus infections from across the border as business and life on the mainland slowly returns to normal. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung also called for more extensive testing of people here who show any symptoms of the disease to try to stem the spread of Covid-19. Professor Malik Peiris is another top infectious diseases expert at the University of Hong Kong. Ian Pooler asked him if a third wave of infections is something Hong Kong definitely needs to be concerned about:
Yuen Long hospital seems to have dodged Covid-19 bullet   Listenfacebook
Some 300 patients and staff at Pok Oi Hospital, who came into contact with a 93-year-old Covid-19 sufferer, have all tested negative so far for the coronavirus. But 28 new infections were reported on Sunday, raising Hong Kong’s tally to 890. Richard Pyne has the details:
Government urged to help truckers meet new anti-virus requirements   Listenfacebook
The Federation of Trade Unions wants the government to help cross-border truck drivers acquire health certificates, to comply with new anti-virus measures set to be enforced by Shenzhen at the end of this week. Jimmy Choi reports:
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with high fever   Listenfacebook
The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been admitted to hospital, ten days after being diagnosed with Covid-19. The news was announced just after Britain's Queen Elizabeth gave a message of hope on the coronavirus pandemic in a rare address to the people of the UK and the Commonwealth on Sunday. Ian Pooler asked London-based correspondent Gavin Grey about Johnson's condition:
Containment of Covid-19 ‘will determine’ the depth of recession   Listenfacebook
The latest woeful US jobs figures show just how big an impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the United States and world economy. But they also show how job losses are being disproportionately felt in a handful of employment sectors and by women, the young, the poor and the less-well educated. Mike Weeks asked RTHK’s Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, if job losses in the US are now on a par with or worse than those seen in the Great Depression of the 1930s:
Martin Lee says HK facing a different one country, two systems   Listenfacebook
Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of Hong Kong's mini-constitution, the Basic Law. The document set out Beijing's policies towards the SAR: the concept of "One Country, Two Systems"; and "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong with a high degree of autonomy". But how well has it worked over the past three decades and what challenges does it now face? Martin Lee is the founding chairman of the Democratic Party, who served as a member of the Basic Law Drafting Committee from 1985 to 1989. Mike Weeks spoke to him, asking him first if he attended an official seminar on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the Basic Law: