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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

2021-01-27
Wednesday

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First ‘ambush-style’ lockdown finds one Covid case  Listenfacebook
Residents of two streets in Yau Ma Tei were forced to spend Tuesday night at home and undergo coronavirus testing after the government carried out its first 'ambush-style' lockdown. One preliminary positive case was found among the 330 people detained. A similar snap move was carried out over the weekend in Jordan. But this time, officials managed to keep the operation under wraps, as Frances Sit reports:
More areas designated for testing if infections are found  Listenfacebook
The government has placed more buildings in Jordan, Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Hung Hom under stringent mandatory testing rules as part of its efforts to step up coronavirus surveillance in the city. Richard Pyne reports:
CE seeks Beijing’s help with ‘desperate’ need for vaccines  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she's asked Beijing to provide Hong Kong with mainland-made Covid-19 jabs, after delays in the delivery of the vaccines the government has ordered. Vicky Wong has more:
HK being ‘pushed’ toward mainland-style pandemic management  Listenfacebook
The head of the Medical Association says he is sceptical over the usefulness of ‘ambush-style’ lockdowns and that a better method of containing infection numbers would be to step up testing of those crossing the border. But Dr Choi Kin told Janice Wong the government had learned from mistakes made over the weekend in its handling of Tuesday night’s lockdown in Yau Ma Tei:
Hotline to be set up for vaccine side effects   Listenfacebook
An expert on a government panel monitoring the use of coronavirus vaccines says health authorities will make sure people are treated quickly if they develop severe side effects after getting the jabs. Wendy Wong reports:
Police group accuses RTHK of harming Hong Kong  Listenfacebook
The head of the territory's biggest police association has lashed out at RTHK for what he said was misleading coverage of last weekend's lockdown in Jordan, accusing the public broadcaster of harming the territory. Here's Timmy Sung:
Police appeal for CUHK students to surrender  Listenfacebook
The police say they're searching for at least one more Chinese University student over an attack on campus security guards earlier this month. The force has already arrested four other students, including the head of the university's student union. Timmy Sung reports:
HSBC chief says bank can’t cherry pick which laws to obey   Listenfacebook
HSBC executives have faced questions from British lawmakers over the freezing of accounts of activists under criminal investigation in Hong Kong. The bank's chief executive, Noel Quinn, appeared before the foreign affairs committee, which had contacted former Hong Kong Democratic Party lawmaker Ted Hui over the freezing of his family's bank accounts after he fled to the UK last year. London-based correspondent Gavin Grey told Mike Weeks what Noel Quinn had to say:
HK ‘must’ protect its independent role in WTO  Listenfacebook
The United States has blocked a request by the SAR to create a dispute-settlement panel at the World Trade Organization over its decision to label goods made in Hong Kong as “Made in China”. Sunny Tan, a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, told Mike Weeks that although the economic impact of the move isn’t significant, it is important for Hong Kong to protect its role in the WTO: