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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

2020-08-26
Wednesday

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Bail again refused for first security law suspect  Listenfacebook
The High Court has refused to grant bail to the first person charged under the new national security law. The judge said the bail conditions specified under the new law didn't affect his decision, and he would have come to the same conclusion under normal procedures anyway. Maggie Ho reports:
Anti-epidemic measures to be eased on Friday  Listenfacebook
The government has announced that it will ease some coronavirus restrictions from Friday now the daily number of new infections has come down. People will again be able to eat in restaurants in the evenings, and some places that have been closed for weeks, such as cinemas, can reopen. Timmy Sung reports:
LKF head says restaurants will still struggle despite easing   Listenfacebook
The easing of anti-epidemic measures on Friday will allow restaurants to serve diners until 9 pm, although the two people per table limit remains in place. Janice Wong asked the chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, Allan Zeman, how much of a difference this will make to the trade:
Covid-19 infections rise slightly   Listenfacebook
Five residents of a home for the intellectually challenged have tested preliminary positive for Covid-19, days after a small outbreak was reported in the Tsuen Wan care facility. Nineteen new cases were confirmed on Tuesday, of which 16 were locally-transmitted. Priscilla Ng has the details:
Lam rounds on health experts for questioning mass testing plan   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, has criticised health experts who have questioned whether there's any point to citywide coronavirus testing. She accused them of having political motives for questioning the plan, saying they are just attacking the central government. Lam also insisted the mass testing programme will be beneficial, as Wendy Wong reports:
Pandemic messaging improving to ethnic minorities   Listenfacebook
The government has been accused of neglecting ethnic minorities when it comes to efforts to ward off Covid-19. The director of Hong Kong Unison, Phyllis Cheung, told a webinar that an example of this is the slow dissemination of information on the pandemic in languages other than Chinese and English. Mike Weeks asked Cheung what impact that is having on minority groups:
Coroner’s court told teen was not suicidal   Listenfacebook
A social worker has told an inquest into the death of a teenager last year that she had previously hurt herself at a care home where she stayed. But she said the girl wasn't suicidal, and just didn't want to be there. The body of 15-year-old Chan Yin-lam was found in the harbour off Yau Tong last September. Police said she killed herself, but rumours have swirled ever since that her death was connected to the ongoing anti-government protests at the time. Damon Pang reports:
North New Territories border crossing opens  Listenfacebook
The Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point in Ta Kwu Ling opened on Wednesday, although initially the north New Territories crossing will be restricted to just goods vehicles. The cost of the mega project that includes tunnels and bridges linking it up to the Fanling Highway was much higher than original estimates. But the head of Lingnan University's Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Institute, Ho Lok-sang, believes it will help ease congestion at Hong Kong's border crossings when the coronavirus pandemic is finally controlled. He spoke to Joanne Wong: