主持人：Jim Gould and Nixie Lam
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8:30am-9:15am: housing shortage
8:30am-9:15am: Yip Ngai-ming, Professor of Housing and Urban Studies, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
8:30am-9:15am: Anthony Wong, Business Director, Hong Kong Council of Social Service
8:30am-9:00am: Sze Lai-shan, Deputy Director, The Society for Community Organisation
9:15am-9:30am: Strep B
9:15am-9:30am: Dr Andrew Wong Tin-yau, Specialist in Infectious disease
On Friday's Backchat: The housing shortage, and a spate of invasive Group B Streptococcus cases.
Our main topic is the new law just passed by Legco that will limit rent increases for subdivided flats to 10 percent… at the end of a two-year contract. But some lawmakers are concerned that there’s no regulation on the initial rent level.
And Housing minister Frank Chan also raised eyebrows in the council when he acknowledged that it would take as long as 20 years to bring waiting times for public flats down to three years.
So how is the government doing on housing for the grassroots? Is there enough short-term help for people?
After 9.15am, we’ll be looking at dozens of people who’ve recently caught Group B Strep infections… and the role of fresh fish in the outbreak…
主持人：Jim Gould and Nixie Lam
8:30am-9:15am: International travel amid Covid
8:30am-9:15am: Prof Roberto Bruzzone, Co-Director, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, School of Public Health, HKU
8:30am-9:00am: Prof Haiyan Song, Associate Dean, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
8:30am-9:15am: Achim Czerny, Associate Professor, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
9:15am-9:30am: Water World
9:15am-9:30am: Brian King, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
On Thursday's Backchat: International travel amid Covid; and Water World.
As we are stepping into 19 months of the pandemic, the collapse in travel demand and the closure of borders have hit the aviation and tourism industry worldwide.
Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific said it expects to see only 13% of its pre-pandemic activity, with the company earlier recorded more than HK$7.5 billion loss for the first half of 2021.
Meanwhile, the US is easing its travel restrictions, reopening to visitors from the UK, EU and other nations. Can we do the same? How and when should we reopen international travel?
In Hong Kong, social distancing rules are extended until September 29 despite a relatively low infection rate here. Why?
After 9:15am, we’re looking at the Water World as it opens on Tuesday September 21. How’s it going?