Warning on bad air for next few days
The government warned the young, elderly and people with respiratory problems to reduce outdoor activities over the next few days because the bad air pollution recorded yesterday was likely to continue for several days because of the hot weather and light winds. The air pollution index at roadside stations in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok reached 'very high', with readings of 147, 159 and 145.
Meanwhile, Friends of the Earth urged the government to make Tung Chung a low-emission zone by banning heavily polluting vehicles when it carries out the airport expansion. The group's Choi Ka-man said that based on a Legco paper and a consultancy report on the airport master plan, pollutants from jets at the airport would increase by 0.8 to 1.2 times with the expansion.
Ads for part-time doctors to start next month
The Hospital Authority would start advertising next month for private doctors to work part-time in public hospitals to ease a shortfall, Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, its chairman, said.