Hong Kong Delays Election Over ‘Coronavirus Fears’

Posted on July 31, 2020 7:45 am
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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