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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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Thousands of Covid cases ‘undetected’   Listenfacebook
Researchers from the Chinese University estimate that limitations in Hong Kong's testing methods resulted in nearly 20,000 Covid-19 infections slipping through the net. But the team says the majority of these "hidden" cases suffered only mild symptoms and would not have been infectious after a couple of weeks. Just one imported Covid-19 case was reported on Wednesday, involving a woman who flew in from the United Arab Emirates. Natale Ching reports:
Government urged to roll out jabs to under-16s  Listenfacebook
An infectious disease expert has urged the government to start letting children under 16 receive coronavirus vaccines as soon as possible, especially with the city's stock of BioNTech jabs set to expire in August. Timmy Sung has the details:
Unions push for temporary vaccine leave law  Listenfacebook
A unionist has called on the government to give people two days off to get inoculated against Covid-19 to boost the vaccine take-up rate. Maggie Ho reports:
Student exodus raises concerns over school resourcing   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's largest teachers' union has urged the government to take action to counter what it calls a worrying outflow of students from schools. The Professional Teachers' Union polled 180 principals this month and more than half of them said they faced losing more than 10 pupils before the summer break. Some said they may lose as many as 50 students. That's sparked fears of a reduction in classes for some primary schools. The union's president, Fung Wai-wah told Janice Wong more about the survey’s findings:
Two jailed over election bribery   Listenfacebook
Two women have been jailed for eight months each for trying to bribe people to vote for the DAB's Vincent Cheng in a 2018 Legco by-election. Violet Wong has more:
Long delayed Tuen-Ma Line may open in June  Listenfacebook
The MTR's long-delayed Tuen-Ma Line could open at the end of June, but the extension of East Rail looks like being further delayed. It's also unclear how much the more than year-long suspension of the high-speed rail link to Guangzhou is going to cost the rail company. Steve Dunthorne has the details:
‘Cruises to nowhere’ to test the water for new holiday experiences  Listenfacebook
The Tourism Board has welcomed the government’s announcement that Hong Kong people will be able to go on cruise holidays venturing out into international waters, possibly in late July, so long as they’re fully inoculated. It called the resumption of the cruise business an important first step in the recovery of tourism. Professor Brian King from the Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management told Jim Gould that he expects a positive response to the cruises:
Boris Johnson accused of multiple failings over Covid-19  Listenfacebook
The former chief adviser to the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, says tens of thousands of people died needlessly from coronavirus in the UK because of disastrous failings by the government. Dominic Cummings was especially critical of Johnson and his health minister, Matt Hancock, in his testimony to a Parliamentary committee. London-based correspondent Gavin Grey told Mike Weeks more about what Cummings said:
Hong Kong turns out in force for super blood moon   Listenfacebook
A rare cosmic phenomenon known as the super blood moon dazzled Hong Kong on Wednesday night. Social distancing went out the window as people gathered around the harbor and elsewhere to watch the total lunar eclipse, which turned the moon red for a short period of time. Violet Wong reports: