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


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Experts advise against teens being double-dosed  Listenfacebook
Expert advisers to the government say teenagers should get only one BioNTech coronavirus jab, instead of two, because of the risk of suffering heart inflammation. It comes after Hong Kong saw 37 cases of the condition in minors, usually after they received the second dose. Wendy Wong reports:
Doctor says one Covid dose is good enough  Listenfacebook
The vice president of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Dr Leung Ting-fan, says he's concerned about the numbers of children here who'd suffered heart inflammation. But, even though children suffer mild effects if they contract Covid-19, he told Samantha Butler it was still worthwhile for them to have only one dose of the vaccine to give wider protection to the community:
HK Island district councillors lose their seats  Listenfacebook
Seven district councillors representing constituencies on Hong Kong island have been stripped of their seats after it was determined that the oaths of allegiance they swore on Friday were invalid. They are among hundreds of councillors who must take the oaths under new government requirements that all public officers must pledge allegiance to the SAR government and to uphold the Basic Law. Richard Pyne reports:
Security chief increases pressure on HKJA  Listenfacebook
A war of words is heating up between the Secretary for Security, Chris Tang, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association, after the minister suggested the group makes public more information about its members and sources of funding. Frances Sit reports:
Apple Daily factory ordered to freeze operations  Listenfacebook
The government has issued a freezing order for the defunct Apple Daily newspaper's printing factory in Tseung Kwan O, with security chief Chris Tang saying he believes the property is linked to a national security offence. Frances Sit reports:
Jail terms over banned June 4 vigil  Listenfacebook
Nine of the 12 people on trial for their involvement with the banned June Fourth Victoria Park vigil last year have been jailed to up to 10 months each. Three others received suspended sentences. Richard Pyne reports:
Come2hk scheme welcomed, despite glitches  Listenfacebook
Non-Hong Kong residents have begun arriving here under a scheme that spares them from quarantine. Many people say they like the Come2hk scheme despite glitches that marred the registration process. Damon Pang reports:
Warning over hypoallergenic baby lotions  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council is warning parents that it's found fragrance allergens - which could trigger allergic reactions - in several baby lotions that claimed to be hypoallergenic. Joanne Wong reports:
Limits urged on chemicals in food containers  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council is urging the government to put a limit on chemical levels in silicone food containers and cooking utensils. Joanne Wong reports:
Govt studies cross-border voting in Legco polls  Listenfacebook
Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Secretary Erick Tsang says the government is studying the feasibility of allowing Hong Kong people who live on the mainland to vote in December's Legco election at border control points on the SAR side. As Violet Wong reports, he said the idea is to get around travel and quarantine restrictions:
Pandemic delays Gay Games  Listenfacebook
The organisers of the Gay Games say they're postponing the event by one year until November 2023 - citing the pandemic and various travel restrictions. Dennis Philipse, the co-chair of the games, said the Delta variant created a lot of uncertainty, and people in some parts of the world hadn't been able to get vaccinated or train properly over the last year. He told Vicky Wong he hoped everybody would have a chance to take part in the games in 2023: