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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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5,000 hospital beds set aside as Covid cases increase  Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority has set aside up to 5,000 beds to treat Covid patients as local infection numbers stay well above 6,000 for a fifth day running. The authority says this is having an impact of non-emergency services. Violet Wong reports:
New arrangements to help cross-border students  Listenfacebook
The government says it is working with authorities across the border on special arrangements to help Hong Kong students travel to mainland universities for their studies. It says they will be covered under compassionate quotas, although it has given them a tight deadline to apply. Natale Ching reports:
Lawmaker welcomes 'care corridors' for students  Listenfacebook
Lawmaker Gary Zhang says he estimates up to 2,000 Hong Kong students are still waiting to return to their studies on the mainland. He welcomed measures announced by the government to set up so-called 'care corridors' and give them priority to cross the border through a quota system. But he says students should be given more than one day's notice of when they can leave the SAR, as this may be insufficient time to arrange a PCR test. He also told Samantha Butler that most students wanted help with transportation, in order to reduce their overall costs:
Riot convictions for 11 in Govt HQ case  Listenfacebook
11 people have been convicted of rioting outside government headquarters three years ago. Many of them were young at the time, with one of the perpetrators now aged just 16. Timmy Sung reports:
Govt urged to give training to youth mentors  Listenfacebook
The government has been urged to provide training for mentors it is recruiting under a programme aimed at tackling intergenerational poverty among underprivileged secondary school pupils. It has also been pressed to think carefully about the selection of students to take part in the pilot scheme. Frank Yung reports:
Record number of moon cakes wasted last year  Listenfacebook
An annual survey by two green groups has suggested more than 4.6 million moon cakes were left over last year - the highest number for seven years. Food Grace and Green Community recently polled more than 300 families online, with results showing that each on average wasted 1.7 moon cakes in 2021. William Wong, a senior project officer with Food Grace, told Ben Tse that he expected moon cake wastage would increase by 10 percent this year:
Najib Razak begins 12-year prison term  Listenfacebook
Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak, is beginning a 12-year prison sentence after failing in a final appeal against his conviction for corruption. He was escorted straight from the courtroom to jail for theft from a government investment fund known as 1MDB. In total, billions of dollars were lost. Cecil Wong reports: