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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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Five-year-old critical, as HK logs under 5,000 Covid cases  Listenfacebook
A day after the daily Covid caseload topped 5,000, Hong Kong has recorded a slight drop in new infections. Meanwhile, a five-year-old girl is in a critical condition in Tuen Mun Hospital. Joanne Wong reports:
Expert: only 2.6% of toddlers have had Covid jab  Listenfacebook
Health authorities have appealed to parents to get their children vaccinated against Covid-19 as quickly as possible, as more young kids are infected and treated in hospital. Professor Lau Yu-lung, one of experts advising the government’s coronavirus strategy, says around 2.6 percent of children aged between six months and three years have had the Covid jab since it was made available to that age group from August 4. He urged parents not to wait for a BioNTech version, saying the Sinovac jab was just as good at reducing deaths and serious illness. He spoke to Janice Wong:
Bosses warned over 'amber code' staff  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Chris Sun, says employers should not prevent people issued with an amber code on their LeaveHomeSafe app from going to work. He also said workers should not have their pay docked either. The amber code is given to arrivals who are under medical surveillance for four days, after completing their hotel quarantine. Kelly Yu reports:
People cautioned not to stir up 'chaos'  Listenfacebook
The security chief Chris Tang says the government is ready to take action against anyone who takes advantage of tensions between China and the United States to stir up chaos in Hong Kong. Tang says Hong Kong must always be on guard against national security threats posed by external forces. Maggie Ho reports:
Former security chief Ambrose Lee dies, aged 73  Listenfacebook
Former secretary for security, Ambrose Lee, has died at the age of 73. The Chief Executive John Lee paid tribute to him, saying he made "exemplary contributions" to Hong Kong. Joanne Wong reports:
Exco convenor pays tribute to Lee  Listenfacebook
Executive Council convenor and lawmaker Regina Ip says she is shocked and saddened by the death of Lee. She told Joanne Wong that her successor as security minister was a well-respected leader:
Three-month clean-up campaign targets black spots  Listenfacebook
A three-month government campaign to clean up Hong Kong is underway. Deputy Chief Secretary, Warner Cheuk, expressed confidence that the city would become much cleaner after the launch of the operation against hygiene black spots. Maggie Ho reports:
Shanghai to reopen schools on Sept 1  Listenfacebook
The financial hub of Shanghai says it will reopen all schools on September 1, after months of Covid-19 closures. Shanghai shut all schools in mid-March before the city's two-month lockdown to combat its worst outbreak in April and May. Vicky Wong reports: