Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Presenter:Ben Tse and Vicky Wong
Now playing: 足本播放 Play full episode
Selected audio segments:
More private doctors urged to join primary care directory Listen
The Commissioner for Primary Healthcare, Pang Fei-chau, says it is important for more family doctors to join the Primary Care Directory so that people's future treatments can potentially be subsidised by the government. He made the comment after the government recently unveiled its Primary Healthcare Blueprint. Dr Pang told Vicky Wong that if Hong Kong is to focus more on the prevention of diseases, it is crucial to engage the private sector to help identify chronic illnesses among patients at an early stage.
Mixed views expressed on revamped islands project Listen
Lawmakers and concern groups have given a mixed reaction to the updated plan to build artificial islands off Lantau. Worries have been expressed about the rising price tag of the project and the alignment of a new rail link, but legislators are generally supportive of the huge reclamation project. Damon Pang reports.
Govt to roll out blueprint to help youth Listen
The government says it will roll out more than 160 measures over the next three years under its first-ever youth development blueprint. There are proposals to help meet young people's housing and information needs, among other things. Violet Wong has details.
Govt easing Covid curbs on bars, restaurants, banquets Listen
The government has announced a further easing of Covid-19 restrictions, as the holiday season approaches. The measures include dropping a rapid test requirement for customers of bars and nightclubs, and scrapping the limit on the number of people at banquets. Separately, the government also announced there'll be no Lunar New Year fireworks again next month. Damon Pang reports.
Melioidosis outbreak worsened by Typhoon Mulan Listen
A research team says an outbreak of melioidosis in Sham Shui Po this summer could have been caused by airborne transmission in the area, and called on members of the public to be extra cautious during the monsoon season. A team of experts from the Polytechnic University collected air samples from a Pak Tin Estate construction site five days after typhoon Mulan hit Hong Kong in August, and confirmed for the first time that the potentially deadly bacteria remained in the air after the storm. Gilman Siu, an associate professor who oversaw the project, spoke to Ada Au.