July 25, 2024

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Citing Coronavirus, Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections for a Year

HONG KONG—Chief Executive Carrie Lam mentioned she would postpone coming legislative elections for a year, citing a modern upsurge in coronavirus scenarios, in a go most likely to gasoline worldwide furor around the city’s rapidly-diminishing political freedoms.

The city’s leading regional official explained to reporters that just after ten straight times of recording a lot more than a hundred infections, Hong Kong faced a dire health circumstance. She cited threats of spreading the disorder if 4.4 million voters turned out and mentioned people stranded across the mainland Chinese border…