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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2020-07-02
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Current home quarantine measure flawed, says expert  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong has recorded 9 new imported Covid-19 cases. They involved three men and six women aged between 2 and 40, and all have been to India or Pakistan recently. Medical experts in Hong Kong are also warning that a recent local infection of Covid-19 has revealed a loophole in the quarantine measures implemented here. A woman with no recent travel history has come down with the virus, and she is believed to have contracted it from family members who had returned from the US and were undergoing home quarantine. An infectious disease expert, Joseph Tsang, told Ben Tse that the government should enhance medical surveillance on the family members of overseas returnees.
Beijing slams London for allowing BNO passport holders to settle in Britain  Listenfacebook
The Chinese ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, has hit out at what he described as Britain's "irresponsible and unwarranted" comments on the just introduced national security law. It also said it firmly opposed Britain's move to offer British National Overseas passport holders a way of settling in the country, adding that China reserves the right to take countermeasures. Veteran Democrat, Emily Lau, has been following the BNO issue for years. Annemarie Evans asked her whether Britain's announcement was good news for Hong Kong people.
Russians pave the way for Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036  Listenfacebook
In Russia, nearly 78 percent of voters have approved constitutional amendments allowing President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036. Government critics cry foul, saying the vote was rigged. In a video statement on social media, a prominent opponent of Putin, Alexei Navalny, dismissed the results as a huge lie which didn't reflect the real opinion of Russian people. Annemarie Evans asked our Moscow correspondent Fred Weir what he made of the result.