主持人：Jim Gould and Ada Wong
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8:30am-9:15am: anti-epidemic fund
8:30am-9:00am: Chris B, Founder, Musicians Foundation and the Underground HK
8:30am-8:45am: Simon Wong, President, Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades
8:45am-9:15am: Vera Yuen, Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
9:00am-9:15am: Kenneth Fok, lawmaker of Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication sector
9:15am-9:30am: Prince Andrew
9:15am-9:30am: Nicholas Tam, Life Member of & Spokesperson for the Australian Monarchist League
On Mondays Backchat, the response to the latest anti-epidemic fund, and new woes for Prince Andrew.
The government has announced a 3.57-billion-dollar Covid relief package, aimed at helping businesses and individuals hit by the latest social distancing restrictions that will remain in place into Chinese New Year.
But many businesses are complaining that this isn’t nearly enough to offset the huge losses they’ll incur in this traditionally lucrative period… while lawmakers are also calling for another round of consumption vouchers for all.
What do you think about the government package? Is it enough? Or has the administration given enough to businesses already?
After 9.15am, we'll talk about British royal Prince Andrew, after he was stripped of military titles and royal patronages as he faces a civil sex abuse case in the United States.
主持人：Jim Gould and Ada Wong
8:30am-9:15am: Omicron variant
8:30am-9:15am: Benjamin Cowling, Head of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong
8:45am-9:00am: Mary-Louise McLaws, epidemiologist at University of New South Wales and advisor to the World Health Organization
9:00am-9:15am: Dr Siddharth Sridhar, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong
9:15am-9:30am: wild boars
9:15am-9:30am: Dr David Gething, Founder and Chief Veterinary Officer, Creature Comforts Veterinary Group
On Tuesday's Backchat: the Omicron coronavirus variant; and more on wild boars.
Hong Kong has reported three imported cases of Omicron, which was first detected in southern Africa, and has now been found in Israel, Germany, Italy, Britain and Australia.
The new, heavily mutated variant has prompted a number of countries and regions, to impose new travel curbs. Arrivals in Hong Kong from anywhere with Omicron outbreaks now have to spend seven days at the Penny’s Bay quarantine centre, followed by two weeks’ of hotel isolation.
Australia will also review its plans to reopen borders to foreign students and skilled workers from December 1.
From 9:15am, we’re talking more about wild boars as the government’s new catch-and-kill approach has sparked criticism from animal rights group and vets.