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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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First coronavirus infections in HK for more than 3 weeks  Listenfacebook
The government says there's no need yet to tighten social-distancing measures again, even though health authorities have confirmed Hong Kong's first local Covid-19 infections in over three weeks. A woman and her granddaughter, who both live in Tsuen Wan, were confirmed on Wednesday to be infected. Sources say a preliminary test on the woman's husband has also come back positive. Altis Wong reports:
Experts want testing ramped up for Covid-19  Listenfacebook
Health officials are testing all the residents of two blocks of flats in Tsuen Wan for coronavirus after a five-year-old girl and her 66-year-old grandmother, who live there, were found to be infected. They are the first local Covid-19 infections in Hong Kong in more than three weeks. Despite that, the government is sticking to its plan to gradually reopen schools in phases, starting in less than a week from now. Neither of the new coronavirus patients have recently travelled outside of the city and the authorities are trying to find how they became infected. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Dr Siddharth Sridha told Mike Weeks the new cases are very worrying:
Protests and pepper spray mark Carrie Lam’s birthday  Listenfacebook
An undercover officer fired pepper spray in a Sha Tin shopping centre on Wednesday night as hundreds of protesters gathered in malls across Hong Kong to mock the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, on her 63rd birthday. Timmy Sung reports:
Dossier on police treatment of protesters to be sent to the UN  Listenfacebook
A rights group has accused police of "systematically torturing" anti-government protesters in a new report it intends to send to the United Nations and other international bodies. The Civil Rights Observer says interviews with detainees show they were subjected to "cruel or inhuman treatment or punishment". Damon Pang reports:
Complaint filed to EOC over ‘citizen journalist’  Listenfacebook
The debate over 'citizen journalists' covering anti-government protests is again in the spotlight, after a lawmaker filed a complaint with the equality watchdog against an online news outlet. That's after one of its reporters apparently directed vulgar remarks at female police officers during protests on Sunday. As Violet Wong reports, the Hong Kong Journalists Association has also criticised his conduct:
Whistleblower seeks judicial review of rail link inquiry  Listenfacebook
The contractor who blew the whistle on the shoddy work on the MTR Corporation’s Sha Tin-to-Central link plans to file a legal challenge next week against a government-appointed inquiry into the scandal. Jason Poon, from China Technology, says the probe failed to fulfill its mission of finding out exactly who did what and who is to blame. Joanne Wong has the story:
Oxfam says Hong Kong’s most vulnerable need more help  Listenfacebook
As Hong Kong reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, concerns are growing over whether the more than HK$100 billion the government has rolled out to shore up the economy is doing much to help the most vulnerable members of society. Oxfam is among the charities that are concerned. The acting director of its Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan programme, Wong Shek-hung, spoke to Janice Wong: