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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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CS maintains 0+3 'best arrangement' for HK  Listenfacebook
The Chief Secretary Eric Chan says the three-day health monitoring rule for inbound travellers is the best arrangement at the moment. He said it could help maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness while keeping the risk of Covid-19 transmissions within control. Chan was commenting as health authorities recorded 4,890 new Covid cases on Sunday, of which 328 were imported. Three more Covid patients died. Maggie Ho reports:
Call for fourth Covid jab ahead of winter surge  Listenfacebook
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists has called on people eligible for a fourth Covid jab to get one before winter so as to avoid another outbreak. The group said only six percent of 500 interviewees in its recent survey had received a fourth jab. The society's president William Chui also told Violet Wong that the low vaccination rate among children was worrying:
Govt to examine new BioNTech Covid vaccine  Listenfacebook
The government says it has received an application from BioNTech to approve its second-generation Covid vaccine. It targets the Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5. Violet Wong reports:
Police arrest 12 people in phone-scam syndicate  Listenfacebook
Police say they have busted a phone-scam syndicate which allegedly swindled a total of $4.5 million out of 95 people this year. Joanne Wong reports:
Govt pressed to double transitional-homes target  Listenfacebook
The government has been urged to take over the construction of transitional housing and incorporate it into the long-term housing strategy. As Kelly Yu reports, the Society for Community Organisation is also calling on authorities to more than double the target of constructing 20,000 transitional homes in the coming few years:
Soco: NGOs can help govt with transitional homes  Listenfacebook
Soco's deputy director, Sze Lai-shan, says there are 250,000 families queuing for public housing so the government should aim to build 50,000 transitional homes. She also told Kelly Yu that the government should allow NGOs to manage the interim homes:
HA to expand remote consultation to rural areas  Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority says it will continue to expand its remote consultation services so that more patients can benefit, especially those living in rural areas. It has served more than 45,000 patients since it was launched two years ago. Kelly Yu reports:
HA considers medicine courier service  Listenfacebook
A chief manager with the Hospital Authority says in addition to expanding its telemedicine services, the Authority is also hoping to provide delivery of medicine to patients, so they do not have to leave home. Dr Michael Wong told Janice Wong that authorities were collaborating with rural committees to help some elderly access its teleconsultation services:
Paul Chan measures HK's merits against Singapore  Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, says Hong Kong should not sell itself short against Singapore. He said data showed the SAR had a clear advantage in many areas and this would lead to continued growth and development. Joanne Wong reports: