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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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Eased Covid rules for tour groups  Listenfacebook
The Tourism Board has welcomed the relaxation of Covid rules for inbound tour groups, saying it sends a positive message to tourists around the world. Amber health code restrictions for arrivals to Hong Kong are to be relaxed for those joining tour groups, allowing them to visit restaurants and tourist attractions. As Joanne Wong reports, officials are also considering reducing the number of Covid tests that people on short tours must undergo:
Mainland arrivals key to HK's tourism revival  Listenfacebook
The executive director of the Travel Industry Council, Fanny Yeung, says there will not be a proper revival of Hong Kong’s tourism industry until the government scraps medical surveillance and reopens to the mainland market. Yeung said she welcomed the easing of Amber code rules on inbound tour groups, allowing them to visit attractions and restaurants. But she told Janice Wong that not many tour groups were expected to visit the SAR:
Hospitals review security measures after nurses attacked  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Health, Lo Chung-mau, says he has asked the Hospital Authority to review its security measures after a coronavirus patient allegedly attacked two nurses at the United Christian Hospital on Sunday morning. Maggie Ho reports:
Appeal bid fails for ex-RTHK producer  Listenfacebook
The High Court has rejected an appeal by former RTHK freelance producer Bao Choy. She was appealing against her conviction for making false statements when accessing a government vehicle registration database. As Vanessa Cheng reports, Choy says she will consider taking the case to a higher court:
CE makes the case for HK's legal strengths  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong has kicked off the start of the Legal Week with the Chief Executive John Lee hailing the rule of law here. Lee called it a core value of society and a cornerstone of the city's success. Violet Wong reports:
Covid restrictions impact iPhone production  Listenfacebook
People who are hoping to receive the newest iPhone this holiday season may have to wait a little longer as Apple said Covid restrictions at the largest iPhone factory have "temporarily impacted" production there. The massive factory in the central city of Zhengzhou was locked down last month after a spike in Covid infections, in line with wider pandemic measures. Vicky Kung reports:
New look and extra services after Sikh temple makeover  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong’s only Sikh temple officially reopens on Tuesday at the conclusion of a three-day ceremony to mark the rebirth of the Khalsa Diwan in Wan Chai. The temple has been at the location for over a century, and has been completely rebuilt over the past five years. It is not only physically bigger, but its services will also expand to include free Cantonese classes and medical consultations. Our reporter Natale Ching was there for the start of the three-day ceremony:
UK nurses vote for first-ever strike action  Listenfacebook
Nurses across the UK have voted to strike in their first national action over a pay dispute. The strike ballot among more than 300,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing was the biggest in the union's 106-year history. The prospect of hundreds of thousands of medical workers staging a walk-out coincides with workers from several industries, including the rail network, having taken strike action over the last few months as pay rises fail to keep pace with double-digit inflation. RTHK's UK correspondent, Gavin Grey, told Samantha Butler that the public was sympathetic to the nurses’ demands but also "fatigued" by the number of strikes across different sectors: