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What‘s to become of Hong Kong’s Covid isolation facilities; Million-year-old skull discovery in main

2022-09-30

What‘s to become of Hong Kong’s Covid isolation facilities; Million-year-old skull discovery in main

2022-09-30
8:30am-9:15am: Covid isolation facilities

8:30am-9:15am: Jeff Bent, Managing Director, Worldwide Cruise Terminals

8:30am-9:00am: Dr Ma Hok Cheung, CEO of Pok Oi Hospital Board Office

8:30am-9:15am: Francis Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors’ Housing Policy Panel

9:15am-9:30am: Million-year-old skull discovery in China

9:15am-9:30am: Lam Weng Cheong, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Department of Anthropology

9:15am-9:30am: Dr Michael Rivera, Lecturer, University of Hong Kong’s Department of History


On Friday's Backchat, we look at what‘s to become of Hong Kong’s Covid isolation facilities.
It’s understood that the government will assess all available Covid isolation and treatment facilities and explore the possibility of converting them into transitional housing.
According to local media reports, facilities with private washrooms will be first in line — making the Kai Tak Community isolation facility a likely choice.
The idea was welcomed by housing concern groups, but others are worried about its possible impact on tourism and the development of the Kai Tak area into a business and sports hub.
After 9:15, we’ll look at how a million year old skull found on the mainland provides insight in human evolutionary.

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