Hong Kong Delays Election Over ‘Coronavirus Fears’
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Friday announced that she is delaying the election planned for September 6 because of mounting concern about the coronavirus pandemic.
She said the election would be held on September 5, 2021.
“Today I announce the most difficult decision in the last seven months … to postpone the Legislative Council election,” Lam told reporters.
“The epidemic is posing a serious risk to Hong Kong. The election is unique, the biggest in Hong Kong,” Lam said, adding that going through with the election would pose a risk to a great number of people.
A group of 22 lawmakers