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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

2020-10-12
Monday

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Government accused of misleading public about struck-off teacher  Listenfacebook
The Professional Teachers' Union says it's confident a primary school teacher will win his appeal against being struck off over an allegedly pro-independence class plan. It also accused the government of misleading the public in trying to justify its decision, by omitting important facts about the case. As Damon Pang reports, the teacher will submit his appeal on Monday:
Administration urged to give de-registered teacher a second chance  Listenfacebook
Paul Yip, a professor at the University of Hong Kong's Department of Social Work and Social Administration, would like to see Chief Executive Carrie Lam do more for education and training when she makes her policy address on Wednesday. Mike Weeks asked him what he made of the row over the Alliance Primary School teacher’s de-registration:
Sombre warning sounded over enforcement of pandemic measures   Listenfacebook
A top government adviser on the pandemic has warned that more than a thousand people could die from Covid-19 this winter unless social distancing measures at high-risk venues are properly enforced. Microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung also called for a more targeted approach to testing in the coming months. Timmy Sung has the details:
Two new Covid-19 cases linked to disabled care home  Listenfacebook
Seven new coronavirus infections were confirmed on Sunday. Just four of the patients caught the disease locally, and all are linked to previous cases. Wendy Wong has the details:
Supermarket giveaway scheme slammed by the DAB  Listenfacebook
The DAB says a giveaway scheme by Hong Kong's two largest supermarkets is too restrictive and excludes most people. Wellcome and ParknShop have agreed to hand out millions of dollars in cash vouchers and food coupons through NGOs in return for pocketing huge wage subsidies from the government. But Vincent Cheng, one of the pro-establishment party's legislators, says in practice only a "small circle" of people affiliated with these NGOs are getting the vouchers. He spoke to Damon Pang:
England set to get ‘three tier’ coronavirus response system   Listenfacebook
The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is expected to announce new measures on Monday to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases. The "three tier" system, set to be unveiled, is designed to avoid a national lockdown, while seeking to contain the disease in hard hit areas. England’s deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam said the country is at a “tipping point”, where the spread of the virus would soon translate into more deaths. Our London-based correspondent Peter Anderson told Janice Wong how the new measures will be rolled out:
Trump’s doctor stays silent over President’s covid status  Listenfacebook
President Trump said on Sunday that it seems he's now immune to Covid-19. He said he can now get out of the basement and that he's in very good shape. The US leader was speaking to Fox News after White House physician Sean Conley said he was no longer a transmission risk to others. Mike Weeks asked RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, if Conley had said Trump has tested negative for Covid-19: