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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2020-03-25
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New social distancing laws ‘not needed’  Listenfacebook
The president of the Hong Kong Medical Association, Ho Chung-ping, says he's confident that people here will heighten their vigilance against Covid-19 amid a recent surge in the number of cases. He was speaking after Executive Councillor Lam Ching-choi told RTHK that the government's considering tougher social-distancing measures like limiting the number of people in a gathering, or even banning people from meeting at certain times of day. But Ho told Annemarie Evans he doesn't think new laws on such restrictions are necessary:
Hundreds of homeless impacted by McDonalds closures  Listenfacebook
The decision this week by fast-food giant McDonalds to ban eat-in customers after 6pm was – for most people – just another minor inconvenience of living in the age of coronavirus. But for the homeless, the change is having a much greater effect. Impact Hong Kong – a group which helps the homeless – says a large number of people who used to seek shelter at McDonalds branches across the territory now have nowhere to stay at nights. Jim Gould asked its founder, Jeff Rotmeyer about the scale of the problem:
Trump eyes end to social distancing measures by Easter  Listenfacebook
US President Donald Trump has declared the beginning of the end of the coronavirus crisis in the United States, calling for a quick end to social distancing. He said the practice has caused too much pain to the US economy, and he'd "love to have the country opened up" and to see "packed churches" by Easter. Annemarie Evans asked Glenn Shive, the executive director of the Hong Kong America Center, what he made of Trump's comments: