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Cross Harbour Marathon Races Again
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Sports | Cross Harbour Racers Return
COVID | Citizen groups help with COVID busting
Weather | Monsoon brings winds
Updates | One more trafficed HKer back home
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Cross Harbour Racers Return
Despite COVID induced chaos over the past few months, the Cross Harbour race returned on Sunday with 1500 participants jumping into the cold morning water for the 1km stretch from Wanchai to TST.
Jimmy Kwok Chun-Hei (18) got first in Men’s with a 14:25’ record. Athena Wong Ching-Lam (21) got first in Women’s, completing the race in 15:11’
Lawmakers Vincent Cheng, Eunice Yung and Yiu Pak-Leung also took part in the race.
Ronnie Wong, president of the Hong Kong China Swimming Association, said that he hopes the race can return to 4000 participants - the pre-COVID maximum - in the coming year as this year was capped at 1500 for anti-epidemic reasons.
COVID in Hong Kong
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 5143
Total cases: 1,875,601
New deaths: 4
Total deaths: 10,326
Compulsory Testing locations: 63
Today’s COVID testing was brought to you by….
In a (currently) inexplicable turn of events, compulsory testing at a Tai Po housing estate yesterday was partially carried out by the "Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency and the University Grants Committee Secretariat” working alongside the Tai Po Police and Dept. of Health.
More on this when….when….I’m not sure it’s just an odd thing that happened.
But when I looked more into it, it turns out that random associations helping with COVID testing isn’t out of the ordinary - on the 22nd, the “Office of the Communications Authority and Radio Television Hong Kong” (RTHK???) helped with COVID testing.
The winds are coming
Strong winds, little rain and generally fine weather is expected this week due to the influence of a monsoon from the north, and a low-pressure depression from the Philippines.
The HKO expects little serious change to HK weather, but try not to get your hats blown into the harbour.
Another HKer returns
Two more Hong Konger trafficked into Cambodia have returned home, authorities confirmed - one returned Friday night and the other on Sunday.
19 individuals have so far safely returned to HK.
If you know anyone who has been been trafficked to SEA, contact authorities at the WhatsApp hotline 5190 8909 or the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit at (852) 1868.
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