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


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Covid cases hit highest level in five months  Listenfacebook
Covid-19 infections in Hong Kong have hit their highest level in almost five months, at more than 8,500. As Frank Yung reports, people are being urged to step up precautionary measures, with the daily caseload expected to soon reach 10,000:
500-person limit at sports events draws criticism  Listenfacebook
The government has been urged to explain the rationale for limiting the number of people in upcoming mass sports events to 500. The call came from Dennis Ng, the executive director of the Hong Kong Association of Athletics Affiliates, which cancelled this Sunday's 10 km run in Tin Shui Wai in light of the new pandemic restriction. Maggie Ho reports:
Storm Ma-on fails to make waves  Listenfacebook
Severe Tropical Storm Ma-on left the city mostly unscathed on Thursday. But the SAR was shutdown for about 14 hours after the number eight storm signal was issued on Wednesday night. Violet Wong reports:
Claw machine venues exempt from licensing  Listenfacebook
This week, the High Court upheld a lower court's ruling that claw machine venues do not fall under the regulation of the Public Entertainment Ordinance and therefore do not need a license. The case stems from two shops in Mong Kok that were fined by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for operating without a licence in 2020. Barrister Ken Lee - who represented the two shops - told Samantha Butler that the case arose because the government had public health concerns about crowds gathering at the shops during the pandemic:
Missile strikes mark Ukrainian anniversary  Listenfacebook
Ukraine's president says Russian missile strikes, including one on a train station, have killed at least 25 people in the east of the country. The attacks happened exactly six months since Moscow's attack began. The president had warned citizens for days that Moscow might attempt something this week as Ukraine commemorates its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and as it marked the six-month point in the war. Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Britain's Bradford University, told Maggie Ho that there may be more missile strikes targeting civilians: