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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Vicky Wong


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Daily Covid cases creep towards 2,000 mark  Listenfacebook
New daily Covid cases are continuing to increase, with 1,917 new cases, including 118 imported ones, reported on Sunday, and included more cases at a boarding school in Stanley. Violet Wong has the details:
'Infection rise not a concern, quarantine for travellers can be scrapped now'  Listenfacebook
Prominent virologist Malik Peiris says Hong Kong can consider dropping mandatory quarantine for incoming travellers immediately, because they don't pose a high risk to the territory. He also says the gradual uptick in Covid cases here isn't anything to worry about, stressing that the number of deaths and severe cases aren't rising, and the healthcare system is coping just fine. He told Janice Wong the increasing cases is not surprising in the least:
Forget politics, focus on the economy: CY Leung  Listenfacebook
Former Chief Executive CY Leung says it was never the intention to turn Hong Kong into a political city, that the SAR was never "a show flat" for western-style democracy for the country. Joanne Wong reports:
'Look to President Xi for guidance on future of One Country, Two Systems'  Listenfacebook
A former Hong Kong delegate to the country's top legislature, Rita Fan, says the 50 years unchanged clause under the One Country, Two Systems principle will continue "for sure", unless it's not implemented well. As Damon Pang reports, she hopes President Xi Jinping will offer some guidance on that during Friday's 25th anniversay of the handover:
Landlords hiking rent for subdivided flats, says Soco  Listenfacebook
A grassroots organization has called on the government to regulate initial rent for subdivided flats, saying the rent control that came into force in January is not enough to protect tenants. The Society for Community Organisation says a survey of some 300 tenants found that some landlords had recently raised rents at a higher rate, as they knew they couldn't ask for a further rent hike until the end of the two-year contract. Soco's Angela Lui spoke to Violet Wong:
New uniforms for counter-terrorism police  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's three counter-terrorism police units are getting a face lift. They are ditching their old uniforms for a new one that's more practical, offers better protection and can meet operational needs. Elite officers from the airport security unit, counter-terrorism response unit and the railway response team have their own working clothes now, with officers in the latter two wearing regular police shirts. Airport Security chief inspector Hung Yat-na says officers in the three units are being given a standardised uniform, but in different colours for easier identification. She says officers from her unit will keep the iconic navy blue colour, while the uniform for the terrorism response unit will be grey blue and the rail team will be in grey. She told Timmy Sung why the force had decided to design a completely new uniform for its elite officers:
US firms vow to cover travel expenses for abortions  Listenfacebook
Major companies in the US including Disney, JP Morgan and Facebook owner Meta have told staff they will cover employee travel expenses for abortions, as millions of US women face restricted access. It follows a landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court that overturned the constitutional right to abortion. The judgement paves the way for individual states to ban the procedure. Other firms, such as Amazon, had already announced similar moves. Vicky Wong asked our Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, how people were reacting to the ruling: