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


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HK gears up for presidential visit  Listenfacebook
Police have vowed to ensure security during celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule. Officers say if President Xi attends the celebrations in person, they will set up core security zones wherever he goes; offer him personal protection and escort his motorcade. Frank Yung reports:
Zhang drops HKMAO role to take on CPPCC position  Listenfacebook
The State Council has officially removed Zhang Xiaoming as a deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Violet Wong reports:
China cuts Covid quarantine to seven days  Listenfacebook
Mainland health authorities have halved the quarantine period for inbound travellers to seven days, with a further three days spent at home. But health officials insist the country is not lowering its pandemic guard, as Aaron Tam reports:
CHP warns of more outbreaks as Covid cases drop  Listenfacebook
Health authorities say they believe a Covid cluster at a Tuen Mun restaurant has ended, but warned of new outbreaks which could be linked to it. They also announced a further drop in the daily caseload, as Natale Ching reports:
Elderly quarantine facility likened to 'hell'  Listenfacebook
A specialist in geriatrics says he supports quarantining elderly care home residents who are close contacts of Covid patients on site, rather than sending them to AsiaWorld-Expo. Dr Paul Shea likened the cavernous Chek Lap Kok quarantine facility to being in hell, as Maggie Ho reports:
Elderly isolation facilities need 'upgrading'  Listenfacebook
Former Legco member, Pan Pey-chyou, says not all elderly care home residents should be forced to isolate in Covid quarantine facilities. Despite authorities saying it was necessary to send infected residents and their close contacts to such places, Dr Pan said some nursing homes were better than others, making it possible for patients to stay on-site. He also said some residents required intensive care. He urged authorities to look at upgrading isolation facilities. Dr Pan, a specialist in psychiatry, told Samantha Butler that the isolation of the elderly should be judged on a case-by-case basis:
Duo jailed over call to break Covid rules  Listenfacebook
Two women have been jailed for making online calls to break anti-epidemic regulations. The pair had pleaded guilty. Frank Yung reports:
Home prices expected to drop further  Listenfacebook
Home prices reversed course in May, falling 0.3 percent on-month. The price of private flats rose one percent in April from the month before in what proved to be a very short-lived rebound. Despite the overall decline, prices for large homes over 1,075 square feet rose 1.6 percent, while those smaller than that size dropped 0.4 percent. Compared to the same month last year, May home prices were down 2.4 percent. Nicholas Brooke of Professional Property Services told Joanne Wong that he expected property prices to edge down further:
Russia strikes shopping mall in Ukraine  Listenfacebook
There has been international condemnation of a Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. Ukraine's emergency services chief said at least 18 people had died in the attack and 59 were wounded. Annemarie Evans asked Paul Rogers, professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, if the missile strike was a deliberate attack or could have been a mistake: