主持人：Jim Gould and Mike Rowse
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9:00am - 9:45am: Lantau Road Improvement
9:00am - 9:30am - PHONE - Ryan Ip, Our Hong Kong Foundation Vice President and Co-Head of Research
9:00am - 9:45am - BH - Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Designing Hong Kong
9:00am - 9:45am - PHONE - Louise Preston, Chairman of Living Islands Movement
9:45 am - 10:00 am: New Cell Entry Mechanism for Covid
9:45am - 10:00am - PHONE - Dr. Xavier Wong, Assistant Professor of the Teaching and Research Division of the School of Chinese Medicine at HKBU
On today’s programme, we’re talking about a possible upgrade to the road network on Lantau Island.
The Secretary for Development, Bernadette Linn, has said the aim would be to promote sustainable development and secure better connections between the north and south sides of the island by improving transport infrastructure. The plan could involve bringing the old Tung Chung Road back into use and expanding sections of several other roads in stages, including South Lantau Road, Keung Shan Road and Tai O Road.
After 9:45, we’re going to be looking at a study led by scientists from the Baptist University on Covid-19 infection, which it's hoped could lead to more effective treatments for those with weak immune systems and who are unable to take the vaccine.
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主持人：Jim Gould and Mike Rowse
8:30am-9:15am: Prof Haiyan Song, Associate Dean, School of Hotel and Tourism Manage-ment, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
8:30am-9:00am: Allan Zeman, Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Group
9:00am-9:15am: Glenn McCartney, Associate Professor in Integrated Resort and Tourism Management, University of Macau
9:15am-9:30am: illegal fireworks
9:15am-9:30am: Christine Fong, Sai Kung District Councillor
On Monday's Backchat, we'll be looking at how the tourism industry is doing in both Hong Kong and Macau.
More visitors arrived in Hong Kong after the territory reopened its borders with the mainland on Jan-uary 8. But the numbers were only at 10 percent of pre-pandemic levels. And there were more residents heading out of Hong Kong than visitors coming in, with industry leaders saying many cross-border travellers were put off by having to show a negative PCR test result.
Meanwhile, tourism has been picking up again in Macau, especially during the Lunar New Year. With most Covid restrictions now lifted in the SAR, the number of visitors from Hong Kong and the mainland has increased significantly, which is expected to help revitalise the gambling enclave's economy.
After 9:15am, we're talking about illegal fireworks displays.