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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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Hundreds of construction workers to be tested for coronavirus   Listenfacebook
Health officials have called for work to be suspended at a Kai Tak construction site and are offering Covid-19 tests to hundreds of workers there, after one of their colleagues was confirmed to have the virus. A second worker has also tested preliminary positive. They were the only local infections reported on Sunday. Damon Pang has the details:
Pharmacists call for children to be given nasal spray flu vaccine   Listenfacebook
Pharmacists have urged schools and kindergartens to use nasal sprays to vaccinate children against flu this winter. That's after parents expressed concern about traditional jabs raising the risk of spreading coronavirus. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists recently spoke to some 200 parents and teachers. Its president, William Chui, told Candice Wong what they'd found:
Entrepreneurs innovate to survive Covid-19  Listenfacebook
The coronavirus pandemic has decimated entire industries across the globe and Hong Kong is no exception. But it's not all been destructive. Businesses struggling to survive have been forced to adapt and in doing so have come up with new innovations. Our reporter Priscilla Ng has been speaking to some enterprising businesspeople from hard-hit industries to find out what they've been doing to flip the script:
Sixth mainland lawyer forced to withdraw from Hong Kong 12 case   Listenfacebook
Another lawyer appointed to represent one of the 12 young Hongkongers, detained in Shenzhen after being intercepted at sea, has been forced to drop the case. It's the second time this has happened for the suspect, as Robert Kemp reports:
Police accused of trying to divide the media   Listenfacebook
Seventy online media organisations have sounded a defiant note on the new police accreditation order, saying they will continue reporting even though the force says it doesn't recognise their staff as journalists. But the government has again defended the order, insisting it does not undermine press freedom. Candice Wong reports:
Investigation into RTHK reporter reopened   Listenfacebook
The RTHK staff union says the public broadcaster has re-opened an investigation into complaints against one of its TV reporters, who drew the ire of pro-government figures for her tough questioning of the authorities during last year's social unrest. Damon Pang reports:
Many Hong Kong people hunting for ‘get-out cards’   Listenfacebook
Information revealed at the weekend confirmed what many have long suspected, that Hong Kong people are either emigrating or preparing to emigrate in droves. Mike Weeks asked China specialist Mark O'Neill what the figures tell us:
Trump paid just US$750 in tax on his presidential salary   Listenfacebook
The US President, Donald Trump, has dismissed a New York Times report on his tax returns as “fake news”. The newspaper says Trump paid just US$750 in income tax in both 2016 and 2017 and nothing in ten of the past 15 years. Mike Weeks asked RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, where the New York Times got its information from: