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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Mike Weeks


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Coronavirus a ‘bit out of control’ in Hong Kong  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong reported 30 more locally-acquired coronavirus cases on Sunday, including 13 without any known source of infection. Initial tests on around 20 more people have also come back positive, though they've yet to be confirmed. Health officials now acknowledge that the pandemic situation is a “bit out of control” and are urging people to stay home as much as possible. Candice Wong reports:
Alarm at number of cases with no known source of infection  Listenfacebook
The Dean of the University Hong Kong's Faculty of Medicine, Gabriel Leung, says Covid-19 is now spreading at its fastest pace yet in the city. He also expressed alarm at the large number of cases with no known source of infections. Another prominent expert, microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung, said he believes Hong Kong can only get the current coronavirus surge under control if people stop eating out and wear masks in public. Jimmy Choi reports:
Government urged to bring back strict infection-control measures   Listenfacebook
Health officials admit the new coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong is running a “bit out of control” after 38 new infections were confirmed on Sunday. Thirty of the patients caught the disease locally, while another 20 people returned an initial positive test for Covid-19. Professor Ivan Hung, an infectious disease expert from the University of Hong Kong, spoke to Janice Wong about the resurgence of the pandemic in the city:
Spike in infections expected to hit local spending  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan is warning that the new surge in coronavirus infections has added more uncertainty to Hong Kong's path to economic recovery. Candice Wong reports:
Voters turn out in droves for pan-democrat primaries  Listenfacebook
Hundreds of thousands of people braved Hong Kong’s searing summer heat over the weekend, joining long lines to cast their ballots in primaries to pick opposition candidates for September's Legislative Council elections. Organisers say more than 600,000 people voted despite the coronavirus threat and a warning that their participation could breach the new national security law. Damon Pang reports:
Huge turnout for primaries a ‘vote of defiance’  Listenfacebook
Organisers of the opposition camp's primaries for September's Legislative Council elections have hailed the more than 600,000 people who turned out to vote over the weekend, despite a warning last week from the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Erick Tsang, that doing so could be in breach of Hong Kong’s national security law. They said it showed how brave Hong Kong people are. Mike Weeks asked freelance journalist Chris Yeung if he was surprised by the high turnout:
List of sanctionees ‘the key factor’ in rolling out HK Autonomy Act   Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Autonomy Act was passed unanimously by the US Senate on July 2, meaning the 10 days that US President Donald Trump has to approve or reject it are just about up. Mike Weeks asked RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, about the time frame for implementation of the act: