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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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Health chief rules out quarantine-free travel to mainland  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Health, Lo Chung-mau, says it would be unreasonable to expect quarantine-free travel to the mainland anytime soon, but the government still aims to make it easier for more people to cross the border. He has called for PCR testing to be improved so quarantine regulations can be further relaxed. Wendy Wong reports:
Ovolo: No booking surge since flight ban dropped  Listenfacebook
A director at a hotel chain has welcomed the dropping of Hong Kong's flight suspension mechanism, saying it gives travellers more stability and clarity over their bookings. The mechanism was scrapped last Thursday, meaning flight routes will no longer be cancelled if they bring in too many Covid-positive passengers. Mael Vastine, Director of Operations at Ovolo Hotels told Janice Wong that there had not been a surge in quarantine bookings as his hotels were mostly full:
Customs chief quarantined as HK logs almost 3,000 cases  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong has recorded another 2,773 local coronavirus infections and 219 imported cases. The city's Customs chief is one of the latest people to end up in quarantine, as Tom McAlinden reports:
Macau shuts casinos as Covid cases increase  Listenfacebook
Macau will close all its casinos for a week starting from Monday, and largely restrict people to their homes as it tries to stop a Covid outbreak that has infected more than 1,400 people in the past three weeks. Sean Kennedy reports:
Development chief vows to boost land supply  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Development, Bernadette Linn, says she is going to lead her team in boosting Hong Kong's land supply. She says housing is top of the agenda for the new administration. Kelly Yu reports:
Govt urged to revamp public flat allocation system  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Housing, Winnie Ho, says the government will try to identify appropriate sites for transitional housing so that residents can stay longer before they are allocated with a public flat. She was speaking after visiting several subdivided flats in Sham Shui Po. Timmy Sung reports:
Paul Chan vows to cut red tape  Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary Paul Chan says the government is going to streamline procedures to boost the supply of land and housing. He says top officials will also intervene to clear any hurdles. Kenny Hodgart reports:
Blinken to pay respects over Abe  Listenfacebook
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Japan on Monday to offer condolences in person over the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot during a campaign stop on Friday in a rare gun crime in one of the world’s safest countries. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, meanwhile, cancelled her visit to the Port of Yokohama out of deference following the killing. As RTHK's US economics correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler, Abe built tight relations with the United States and there was great shock in Washington over his death: