🌊 Casper Tsui in Quarantine
Two More Pro-Dem Media Pro-Death
Day one of lockdown. There is no dinner.
Well you can takeout I guess but that's not much consolation. I'd like to escape, but cruises to nowhere are grounded. I'd get drunk buy bars are closed.
It's all for the better I tell myself as I book my booster shot.
2 weeks, I tell myself - if you'd all get vaccinated it will be.
On Today’s Tide:
COVID | Casper Tsui, Penny Bay resident
Media | Two more pro-democracy media shuttered
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Housing | Subsidized flats not allowed to sell so quick; Mutual Aid Committees to disband
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 33
Active cases: 389
Import-related cases are not not local cases: 5
(as in they’re like local cases but we know where they came from - see yesterday’s Tide for the fancy infographic we didn’t make)
Casper Tsui goes to Penny's Bay
The Head of Home Affairs, Casper Tsui, is set to go to Penny's Bay for quarantine after attending a over 100 person party on 3 Jan for Witman Hung, local deputy to the National People's Congress.
Several high ranking government officials were present including Raymond Siu, Commissioner of Police, anti-corruption head Simon Peh and Au Kwa-Wang, immigration director. At the moment it seems only Tsui was present after 930 when the preliminary positive case arrived.
CE Carrie Lam said it was disappointing to see that her own government staff would attend such a large event when it had already been confirmed that untraceable cases were appearing. However, Lam stopped short of taking personal responsibility saying that she couldn’t be responsible for every action her staff does.
Some commentators (not me) noted that just a few weeks ago, she had said that the CEO of Cathay ought to be responsible for the actions of all their staff…
Two more pro-dem media disbanded
Polymer and Dare Media HK, two smaller media groups with an openly pro-democratic stance, will be disbanding this week.
Dare Media first rose to prominence during the 2019 protests live-streaming conflicts directly to their social media pages. When things died down, they swapped to doing interviews and online programs. Their catalogue will be taken down in a few days.
Polymer, meanwhile, was founded in 2013 and primarily focuses on opinion articles, many of which are to do with politics. They said that their staff felt like “war correspondents”.
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