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


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Babies now eligible for Sinovac Covid jab  Listenfacebook
The age limit for the Sinovac Covid vaccine is being lowered to six months, as recommended by the government's advisers on Monday. But as Mike Weeks reports, there is no change yet in the minimum age at which children can receive the BioNTech Covid vaccine, due to concerns over the dosage for infants and toddlers:
Authorities concerned over rising Covid deaths  Listenfacebook
A Hospital Authority manager says the number of Covid-related deaths each day seems to have increased recently, along with infections. The comments come after 11 people suffering from Covid-19 died on Tuesday. But the new local Covid caseload dropped below 4,000 again, as Timmy Sung reports:
Lawmaker says stage safety rules 'understandable'  Listenfacebook
The lawmaker representing the performing arts sector says practitioners understand the need to introduce temporary safety measures. It comes amid the probe into last week's accident at a concert by local boy band, MIRROR, that left two performers injured, one seriously. Kenneth Fok also revealed he was trying to form an industry task force to strengthen communication with the government. Natale Ching reports:
Union hopes for swift results from MIRROR incident probe  Listenfacebook
A performing arts union says temporary measures to improve stage safety are reasonable but may not be enough. Sonic Lee from the Hong Kong Theatre Arts Practitioners Union said unless the cause of Thursday's accident was known, he was unable to say if the beefed up safety measures would be enough. Lee told Ben Tse that he hoped the results of an investigation into the accident would be available as soon as possible to reassure the industry that performers can work in a safe environment:
Food Expo tasting ban extended  Listenfacebook
Food Expo organisers have rejected a call to allow people to sample the delicacies on sale at this year's event. It says enforcing such a ban for the second year running will not affect sales and is necessary to protect health. Frank Yung reports:
Call for food tasting area outside Food Expo venue  Listenfacebook
The president of the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades has suggested setting up a designated tasting area outside the Food Expo venue as a way of getting around the tasting ban inside the exhibition centre. Simon Wong said although he understands why a tasting ban has been extended for another year, some exhibitors were not happy with the arrangement. He told Kelly Yu that exhibitors were still hoping that the tasting arrangements could be changed, but in the mean time they could try to work around this by offering promotions:
Court orders reporting ban to be lifted on security case  Listenfacebook
The High Court has ordered a magistrate to lift a reporting ban on a national security court case involving a disbanded group which used to organise the June Fourth candlelight vigil. High Court judge Alex Lee's ruling would allow reporting on pre-trial proceedings in a case involving national security for the first time. Damon Pang reports:
Authorities reviewing disctrict councils' work  Listenfacebook
Home and youth affairs minister, Alice Mak, says district-level civil servants are working hard to tackle community issues, and notes authorities are looking into the future direction of district councils. Aaron Tam reports: