🌊 Goodbye Carrie Lam show
A reader shares a song for rough patches.
Today I’m giving a reader shoutout to Ryan King, who shared the song abcdefu by GAYLE to get us through tough times.
On Today’s Tide
Good Friday | People make the most of the outdoors this Easter weekend.
COVID-19 | With cases down to triple digits, Carrie Lam ends morning meetings.
Government | Carrie Lam will continue to work on national security education.
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Education | Polytechnic University cuts off and kicks out student union.
Business | Government triples its offer for HK’s first retail green bond.
Appointments | Committee on Promotion of Organ Donation.
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Groups of people were seen out and about in Sai Kung and the West Kowloon Cultural District yesterday, enjoying the first day of the Easter weekend break. And why not? The weather looks gorgeous.
I hope you are all enjoying your Easter holidays!
No more Carrie Lam in the morning
It’s the first day since the fifth wave when the daily number of positive COVID cases has gone down to the triple digits, which means that – as promised – Chief Executive Carrie Lam will no longer hold her daily COVID-19 briefings!
“Goodbye Carrie Lam show”
— Cyril Ma, Harbour Times Editor
Coronavirus in HK
New cases: 946
471 detected by PCR tests, 475 RATs
Testing is required for people who were present at 40 specified places.
Need clarification about the upcoming social distancing regulations? Here’s SCMP’s guide. Restaurants (not bars), gyms, and other venues will reopen and dine-in groups will be limited to four.
Hong Kong’s in-home vaccination programme will be expanding to serve people aged 70 and up who are in need of this at-home service.
Chief Executive still working on security education
Carrie Lam has said that she will dedicate part of her term’s remainder to develop national security education on the second official National Security Education Day.
"Due to the Covid situation, unlike the first education day last year, we cannot hold a series of physical activities... However, we attach equal importance to the second National Security Education Day in Hong Kong.”
— Chief Executive Carrie Lam
The government has created a picture book and a five-minute programme for children to watch and learn about the topic (I wonder if it includes the owl??).
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Asia Society Hong Kong Centre is re-opening its doors on 21 April!
The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre in Admiralty is set to welcome visitors on-site again from 21 April. The independent, non-governmental educational organisation has a range of upcoming events and exhibitions lined up, which you can learn more about through their listing page here!
🍻 Good Things Hop'in Threes — Farm to Pint Collaboration Triple IPA Launch @ The Globe
Head on down to The Globe, the UK-inspired gastropub in Soho, Central, this Friday for the release of international collab Carbon Brew’s “Good Things Hop’in Threes” – a Triple Dry-Hopped IPA brewed with fresh hops from Loftus Ranches and Yakima Chief Farm.
It’s the biggest IPA they’ve brewed so far, so gear up for an epic
night afternoon out! 🎉
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