So much crime! Really! Make it stop!
Oil Street Art Space, an art gallery that holds a special place in my heart, is opening its new extension in North Point today!!! 10 new projects will be released with the opening of this space, and I’m so sad I won’t be there to experience them. If you go, let me know how it is. Please send me photos.
— Jasmine “your online art nerd” Lee
On Today’s Tide
National Security | Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen to appear in court.
COVID-19 | To fourth jab or to not fourth jab?
Handover Day | Free sports (first come first serve)!
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Today: Retired Cardinal and five others to stand in court
The retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, singer Denise Ho, and three others will appear in court today in a case where they were charged for not registering a fund (that is no longer active) meant to give financial aid to 2019 protesters.
In relation to this fund, HK’s Law Society confirms that national security police sent over a complaint claiming that some lawyers have been suspected of misconduct while handling legal cases. The Law Society has not disclosed further details.
Since we can’t get enough of national security, here is another related news story:
Martin Rogers, Asia chairperson of US law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, will no longer be speaking at a national security law forum (The National Security Law Legal Forum: Thrive With Security) that has been criticised as a “propaganda event”.
Fourth dose recommended for higher-risk populations
People with chronic illnesses or other health needs that put them in a higher-risk category are recommended to get a fourth COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their third. Same-day tickets for the fourth dose are now available at community clinics and hospitals, while online bookings will be available on Thursday.
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 190 (28 imported)
94 detected by PCR test
96 detected by RATs
Total cases (since 5th wave): 1,197,955
Total deaths (since 5th wave): 9,157
Compulsory testing notice: 49 specified places
Namibia has been added to the list of recognised vaccination records for people arriving in Hong Kong.
A survey by Caritas’ Youth and Community Service division and Health In Action found through a survey that many subdivided flat tenants dealt with increased rent prices and a decrease in income during the fifth wave of the pandemic. About 40% of those surveyed dealt with depression and/or anxiety.
Free sports for everyone!!!!
One way Hong Kong is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SAR’s handover on 1 July is by letting people go to public sports facilities for FREEEEE! Places will be available for the sports centres online, so make sure you wake up bright and early and snatch your tickets at 7 AM on 25 June when they go live.
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