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


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Covid curbs extended as cases drop slightly  Listenfacebook
The number of new Covid infections dropped slightly on Monday. The figure was released after the government announced the extension of all current social distancing measures until at least July 13, citing the rise in coronavirus cases. Joanne Wong reports:
Prolonged Covid curbs see musicians leaving HK  Listenfacebook
A survey suggests that around a third of music industry workers have left or want to leave Hong Kong, as they cannot perform due to Covid restrictions. The Musicians Foundation, which polled 460 workers this month, said they had been unable to make a living for the better part of the past two years, as music venues were closed or live performances were prohibited. The group's founder Chris B, who is a singer and guitarist, told Violet Wong how musicians have been affected by the pandemic:
Macau launches third round of Covid tests  Listenfacebook
Macau has launched a third round of mandatory Covid-19 testing for its more than 600,000 residents, to curb a rise in infections. The latest round of testing is expected to wrap up on Tuesday. Aaron Tam reports:
Tam Yiu-chung hopes President Xi will set goals for HK's future  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong’s sole representative on the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Tam Yiu-chung, says he hopes President Xi Jinping will give instructions on Hong Kong’s future as an SAR during its 25th anniversary ceremony on Friday. Maggie Ho reports:
‘Good chance that Xi will attend SAR celebrations’  Listenfacebook
Incoming Executive Council Convenor, Regina Ip, said there was a good chance that President Xi Jinping will attend in person the inauguration ceremony for the new Hong Kong SAR government and celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the handover. Ip said she expects the leader to make an important speech. She told Samantha Butler that if he attends, it would be significant as the president had not been out of the mainland for at least two years, and his attendance would mean that he attaches a lot of significance to Hong Kong:
Govt reshuffles top civil servants  Listenfacebook
The government has announced a reshuffle of senior civil servants, in anticipation of the new term of administration under John Lee. The 14 officials will take up new roles in light of the incoming chief executive’s approved plan to restructure the administration, as Mike Weeks reports:
Six more arrests over Central shooting  Listenfacebook
Police have arrested six more people in connection with a shooting in Central earlier this month. This was revealed at a press conference on Monday, where the force also spoke about three unrelated cases involving imitation fire arms and anti-government materials, as Violet Wong reports:
Murder charges amended in protest death  Listenfacebook
A High Court judge has told the prosecution to amend the murder charges against two defendants over the death of a cleaner in Sheung Shui during the social unrest of 2019. Maggie Ho reports:
China's central bank pledges economic support  Listenfacebook
Beijing says its monetary policy will continue to be accommodative to support economic recovery. The People's Bank of China Governor, Yi Gang, made the comments in an exclusive interview with state television. Vicky Wong reports: