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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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Covid positive inbound travellers can stay in hotels  Listenfacebook
The government has announced that from November, inbound travellers confirmed to have Covid-19 while in their quarantine hotels can stay put. Currently, they are moved to community isolation facilities in Penny's Bay or Kai Tak after testing positive. Mike Weeks reports:
CE: HK cannot turn blind eye to Covid  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive John Lee says the Covid infection risk on the mainland is the lowest in the world and this is why a rule requiring people arriving in Hong Kong to be vaccinated does not apply to mainlanders. But speaking ahead of Tuesday's Executive Council meeting, he said his administration could not turn a blind eye to how Covid has affected Hong Kong, as Violet Wong reports:
Authorities urge vigilance despite drop in Covid cases  Listenfacebook
New Covid infections have fallen sharply again but health officials say they are still at high levels and it will take some time to determine whether the pandemic situation is indeed improving. Damon Pang reports:
Govt urged to do more for eczema patients  Listenfacebook
The chair of the Hong Kong Allergy Association has called on the government to look into how better care can be provided for eczema sufferers. Dr Marco Ho was commenting after an international survey found just 37 percent of eczema sufferers here are working on treatment plans with doctors, while two-thirds have apparently lost hope. An international alliance of dermatology patient organisations, GlobalSkin, carried out the study of eczema patients in Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia. Ho begins by telling Samantha Butler why a significant amount of eczema patients feel hopeless:
MIRROR dancer's condition improves  Listenfacebook
The condition of a dancer seriously injured at the MIRROR concert in July has improved. He is now said to be in a stable condition instead of serious, in the neurosurgery ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Natale Ching reports:
Privacy body launches fraud prevention hotline  Listenfacebook
A fraud prevention hotline has been launched by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data. As Kelly Yu reports, it took action after a surge in reports of fraud cases this year:
Privacy chief urges vigilance amid rise in fraud calls  Listenfacebook
Privacy Commissioner Ada Chung is reminding people to stay alert for telephone scams, saying the situation is getting worse. She said 70 percent of this year's cases took place in the second quarter. There was also a recent trend of fraudsters posing as health authorities, telling victims they had tested positive for Covid-19 and asking for their personal details. Chung spoke to Ben Tse:
Record hot day for September  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Observatory says the temperature at its headquarters reached 35.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday afternoon, the hottest on record for a September day. Leung Wing-mo from the Hong Kong Meteorological Society says the extreme heat is mainly due to a typhoon that is expected to make landfall in eastern China. But he told Vanessa Cheng that climate change meant Hong Kong would likely experience much more very hot weather:
Mainland, Russian foreign ministers hold talks  Listenfacebook
Beijing and Moscow say they will steer the international order in a more just and reasonable direction. This came at talks between the countries diplomats, at which they hailed Sino-Russian relations, saying they have entered a new era of cooperation. Priscilla Ng reports:
Multiple brands drop mainland star over sex scandal  Listenfacebook
State media have reported that Li Yifeng, one of the mainland’s biggest stars, has been detained for allegedly hiring sex workers. The actor has since been dropped as brand ambassador by multiple firms in China and globally, including the Italian fashion house, Prada. Frank Yung reports: