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Private clinics advised to close if they don’t have enough face masks Listen
The Hong Kong Medical Association says some private doctors here have closed their clinics because they can't get hold of enough face masks for their staff. The association says at least 10 have already shut since the Wuhan virus outbreak started, and if more masks don't arrive soon, another 400 clinics could follow suit. Dr Douglas Chan, a member of the association's council, told Annemarie Evans how serious the face mask shortage is.
‘Postponing parts of DSE exams totally understandable for all involved’ Listen
The government has postponed some portions of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, or DSE. But it hasn't yet been decided if all exams will be pushed back because of the Wuhan virus outbreak. Education Secretary Kevin Yeung said exams that were going to be held before the 27th of next month will now be postponed, and that includes practical tests for Physical Education and Music, and the oral paper of the Chinese Language subjects. Ben Tse asked education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen what he thought of the announcement that some, not all, of the DSE papers have been postponed.
Finland gives fathers and mothers same amount of parental leave Listen
Finland's female-dominated government has announced plans to give all parents the same amount of fully-paid parental leave, in a push to get fathers to spend more time with their children. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK's London correspondent Peter Anderson if the aim of the scheme was to even up the amount of parental leave enjoyed by mothers and fathers.