🌊 Isolation wristbands
Ways to mourn Abe Shinzo's death in Hong Kong.
No love letters from me today (although you can re-read the one I shared yesterday), but I do have a cheeky tweet that I posted today after experiencing the mess that is Gatwick Airport.
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On Today’s Tide
International | Mourning Abe Shinzo’s assassination in HK.
COVID | Home isolation-ers to get tracker wristbands.
Weather | It’s too dang hot.
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Crime | Cat mowed down by man in black seven-seater car.
Mourning Japan’s former Prime Minister’s death
The Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong made a book of condolences available for people to sign and mourn (some brought white flowers) until the end of today. In addition to the book, the Japanese flag was hung at half-mast in Central’s Exchange Square yesterday.
Wristband regulation begins this week
Hong Kong will be making people under at-home isolation due to COVID-19 wear an electronic wristband to ensure they’re staying put at home, just as the at-home quarantine gods intended.
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New local cases: 2,611
New imported cases: 252
Total cases: 1,273,917
New deaths: 7
Total deaths: 9,419
Compulsory testing notice: 71 places
Transport Commissioner Rosanna Law has tested positive for COVID-19.
As expected, Shenzhen Bay Port experienced long lines as travellers trying to get to Shenzhen had to wait to take their COVID tests.
Hong Kong? More like… Hot Kong
Hong Kong had its hottest day of the year (so far) yesterday, with the weather hitting up to 37.4 degrees in some parts of the region. The Observatory in Tsim Sha Tsui recorded a max of 35.1 degrees.
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Craft Logic 1 Year Anniversary
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Where: Craft Logic, Central
When: 24 July, 18:00-22:00
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Making Philosophy Relevant: How Philosophy helps us live a happier life?
In a new collaboration between the Goethe-Institut HK and philosophy outreach program ‘Corrupt the Youth’, German philosopher Wilhelm Schmid speaks about how philosophy can help us lead a happier life.
Sign-up for his talk so he can make you happy!
Where: Library, Goethe-Institut HK
When: 14th July, 19:30-21:00
How much: $50HKD
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Limited Seats. Please register on or before 12th July 2022.
ReThink HK returns 5-6 Oct
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