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

2020-05-08
Friday

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Very promising results from plasma treatment trial  Listenfacebook
Researchers from the University of Hong Kong say treatment using blood plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients has killed up to 99 percent of the virus in people who are seriously ill. Violet Wong has the details:
Pakistan returnees test positive for Covid-19  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong has reported four new coronavirus cases, all of them residents who arrived back from Pakistan. It's now 18 days since the SAR reported its last local infection. Candice Wong reports:
Bars reopen seconds after restrictions relaxed  Listenfacebook
Bars in the Prince Edward area wasted no time in taking advantage of Friday's easing of coronavirus restrictions, with some pulling up their shutters at the stroke of midnight as thirsty customers waited to be served. Cinemas, gyms and beauty and massage parlours were expected to quickly follow suit. But businesses still subject to mandatory closure are complaining about unfair treatment. Wendy Wong reports:
Two policemen arrested in meth raids  Listenfacebook
Two police officers have been arrested and 25 kilogrammes of the drug, Ice, have been seized in raids in Tsim Sha Tsui and Shek Kip Mei. Sources say the early evidence suggests a link to a record seizure of the methamphetamine last week. Steve Dunthorne reports:
Business travellers frustrated by quarantine-exemption scheme  Listenfacebook
The government is being urged to ensure reciprocal arrangements from mainland authorities as it irons out details of a quarantine-exemption scheme for key business travellers it gazetted last week. The administration said residents who have to regularly cross the border for business reasons won't be subject to the 14-day isolation order when they return to Hong Kong. But for now, there's no such exemption when they go the other way, as Candice Wong reports:
Reusable-mask triumph turned into PR disaster: Felix Chung  Listenfacebook
The government has named the companies making the reusable face masks it's going to hand out to the people of Hong Kong. The revelation came after concerns were raised that it didn't follow the regular tendering process over their production. Liberal Party leader Felix Chung represents the textile industry in the Legislative Council. He also has his own production line making reusable masks. He told Janice Wong the administration had managed to turn what was very positive news into a PR disaster:
Major showdown set for control of House Committee  Listenfacebook
Ahead of an expected showdown on Friday between rival camps in the Legislative Council’s House Committee, pan-democrats say external legal advice they sought contradicts advice obtained by the council’s president, Andrew Leung. The advice given to the Legco head was that the leader of the pro-Beijing DAB Party, Starry Lee, has the authority to take over the meetings and break the long-running deadlock over the leadership of the key committee. But opposition lawmaker Dennis Kwok argues that this is incorrect and that he should continue to preside over the House Committee meetings. Joanne Wong has the details: