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

2021-08-23
Monday

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New agreement to allow in Filipino helpers  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong and the Philippines have come to an agreement on allowing domestic helpers to come to the SAR for work. The news will come as a relief to Hong Kong employers who've been trying to hire helpers from the Philippines. Arrivals from there have been banned from coming to Hong Kong since April, due to the coronavirus situation. Frances Sit reports:
Expert says Covid jab safe for the majority of elderly  Listenfacebook
An infectious disease expert has urged elderly Hong Kong people to get vaccinated against coronavirus, saying the jabs are safe even for those struggling with diabetes or high blood pressure. Authorities have long been concerned about the low vaccine take-up rate in the elderly population. Natale Ching reports:
HK needs more time to draft local anti-sanctions law  Listenfacebook
A constitutional law expert has expressed surprise that Beijing's parliament postponed a vote on adding the national anti-sanctions law to the SAR's Basic Law. Business groups had earlier expressed concern about the proposed legislation. But Professor Simon Young from the University of Hong Kong told Janice Wong that local authorities needed more time to consider how to draft their own version of the law:
Police investigate taxi driver after deadly Tai Po crash  Listenfacebook
Police say they're investigating the mental state of a taxi driver suspected of running a red light and ploughing into a group of pedestrians in Tai Po on Sunday. One man was killed and nine others, including the driver, were injured. Two are in a critical condition, including a four-year-old boy. Tom McAlinden reports:
Public want more spending vouchers  Listenfacebook
Members of the public have urged the chief executive to provide another round of consumption vouchers next year. The call was made as Carrie Lam joined a policy address consultation programme on RTHK, ahead of the release of her next blueprint in October. Damon Pang reports:
Finance minister says HK economy is recovering  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says Hong Kong's economy is showing signs of improvement, with unemployment going down and the government's five-thousand dollar voucher scheme expected to boost spending. Jimmy Choi reports:
Central Market reopens after $500m makeover  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's Central Market is reopening today, almost two decades after it closed down. The Grade 3 historic building has had a 500-million dollar makeover. Brian Mok reports: