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


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Expert says herd immunity against Covid unachievable  Listenfacebook
A prominent microbiologist, Yuen Kwok-yung and his team, have suggested it's no longer possible to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 because of the emergence of the more infectious Delta variant. Despite this, he says Hong Kong should maintain its zero-Covid strategy, which has come under criticism from various sectors as being unsustainable. Wendy Wong reports:
Students join walk-in jabs scheme  Listenfacebook
As part of the government's zero-Covid strategy, it's crucial to boost the city's vaccination rate. With this in mind, from Friday students aged 12 or above can now have a Covid-19 jab at any government vaccination centre without having to make a booking. Natale Ching reports:
Distrust of govt affects SAR's vaccination rate  Listenfacebook
An academic says efforts of the government to try and boost the city's vaccination rate is hampered by the lack of trust in authorities. Professor John Burns from the University of Hong Kong's department of politics and public administration told Priscilla Ng that the societal divide that emerged after the 2019 anti-extradition protests makes it very difficult for the government when it wants the co-operation of the public:
Five new imported cases confirmed  Listenfacebook
Health authorities confirmed five imported coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including two people who'd been fully vaccinated. Health officials, meanwhile, ordered tests for people at a building in Sha Tin, where a woman - who's now tested positive in the UK - had stayed during her incubation period. Wong Yin-ting reports:
NSL police demand info from the Alliance  Listenfacebook
National security police have reportedly written to core members of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, asking for information related to the group's ties with foreign groups. The alliance has, for decades, organised the June 4th vigil at Victoria Park, and has repeatedly been accused of being an agent for foreign organisations. Many of its core members are currently serving jail time for various protest-related offences. Damon Pang reports:
HK deemed to be more patriotic  Listenfacebook
A high-ranking Beijing official overseeing SAR affairs says the city is now teeming with patriotism and "positive energy" after the national security law was implemented and electoral system improved. Huang Liuquan has been addressing different sectors of the Hong Kong society over the past few days and has said on several occasions that the city should set politics aside and focus on development. Violet Wong reports:
HK director calls for clarity on censorship plan  Listenfacebook
Prominent movie director Mabel Cheung has called on the government to clarify what is to be banned under the proposed film censorship law. She says clarification is needed, even though she personally doesn't think anyone in Hong Kong would intentionally make films to threaten national security. Maggie Ho reports:
Cross-border drivers snared in money-laundering case  Listenfacebook
Customs officers say they have for the first time smashed a money-laundering case involving cross-boundary drivers. Five people were arrested. Richard Pyne reports:
Huawei gets US approval to buy auto chips  Listenfacebook
Reuters has reported that US officials have approved licence applications worth hundreds of millions of dollars for blacklisted Huawei to buy chips for its auto component business. That's despite tough trade restrictions imposed by the previous Trump administration. Sean Kennedy reports: