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Hong delays elections due to spike in COVID-19 infections

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Hong Kong delays elections due to some in COVID-19 infections

Elections for Hong Kong’s parliament – previously scheduled for September 2020 – will be postponed due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said the election will now be held on 5 September 2021, and the decision is aimed at “safeguarding people’s health”.

She said it was the “hardest choice” she has made in the past seven months, adding that the government has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.

Hong Kong is dealing with a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, registering more cases this week than at any other point during the pandemic. The city recorded 3,273 infections as of Friday, more than double the tally on 1 July. (Courtesy: Sky News)

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