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


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HK urged not to let guard down as infections dwindle  Listenfacebook
Health officials say a drop in new Covid-19 cases over the past few days may be due to fewer tests being done over the Easter holiday. Hong Kong recorded just four new infections on Sunday and five on Monday, all but two of which are believed to have been imported. Despite that, officials again appealed to the public not to let their guard down, as Candice Wong reports:
DSE exams look set to go ahead next week  Listenfacebook
The Education Secretary, Kevin Yeung, says it's very likely that territory-wide public exams will go ahead a week on Friday as new Covid-19 infections dwindle. But a leading microbiologist said the exams should only go ahead when there is no local transmission. Dr Ho Pak-leung also criticised the government for failing to secure more space for quarantine. Damon Pang reports:
Returning workers a big concern in coronavirus fight   Listenfacebook
China's border with Russia has become the new front line in the fight against the coronavirus as Beijing reports a new rise in infections. Nearly 80 were recorded on Monday in Heilongjiang. Mike Weeks asked China specialist Mark O'Neill if the rise in cases in the northeast province is chiefly due to returning workers crossing the border:
Dennis Kwok not worried about action against filibustering  Listenfacebook
Pro-establishment lawmakers say they are ready to act against filibustering after Beijing's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) said delaying tactics by the pan-democrats breached their oaths of office and constituted misconduct. Priscilla Leung of the Business and Professionals Alliance said the camp may move a motion of no confidence in Civic Party lawmaker Dennis Kwok. He has been presiding over meetings of the Legislative Council's House Committee, which has yet to vote on a chair. Janice Wong asked Kwok for his reaction to comments by the HKMAO
‘Disastrous’ US earnings expected  Listenfacebook
In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both fell about 1 percent on Monday ahead of the start of what's expected to be a rough quarterly earnings season in the US. However a strong performance by Amazon helped lift the Nasdaq for a third consecutive day for the first time since February. The tech-heavy index rose 0.5 percent. Mike Weeks asked RTHK's Washington-based international economics correspondent, Barry Wood, if that indicated the pandemic may not hurt all company earnings: