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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2020-02-05
Newswrap

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‘Striking health workers should go back to work, give new measures a chance’  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong government says it will quarantine anyone who arrives in the territory from the mainland for 14 days, in a bid to stop the spread of the Wuhan virus. Chief Executive Carrie Lam told a press briefing the new measure will come into effect on Saturday. The new restrictions come as thousands of public hospital workers continued a third day of a strike to try to force the government to completely seal off the border. The Hospital Authority has said many services have been affected, and called for unity, and for staff members to get back to work. Annemarie Evans asked Alex Lam, the chairman of Hong Kong Patients Voices, if he thought the new measures will push things forward.
Taiwan issues red travel alert for China, but says don’t panic  Listenfacebook
Authorities in Taiwan have issued a red travel alert for people intending to visit China, and announced that people who travel to the island from Hong Kong and Macau must be quarantined for 14 days, according to the Central News Agency. But Taipei-based journalist Cindy Sui told Annemarie Evans that at the same time, people on the island are being urged not to panic.
Trump’s State of The Union speech claims it’s never been stronger  Listenfacebook
In his State of the Union address to the US Congress, President Trump has spoken of what he considers his greatest achievements after three years in office and in an election year. Referring to what he called the great American comeback, President Trump said the United States was thriving and respected again. But Jim Gould put it to the Executive Director of the Hong Kong America Center, Glenn Shive that the stark political divisions were there for all to see.