Hong Kong Postpones Elections by a Year, Citing Coronavirus

The city of 7.5 million people has had a surge in coronavirus infections since the beginning of July.

  • Published 31 July 2020

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong government is invoking an emergency ordinance in delaying the elections. Lam said the government has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision to hold the elections on Sept. 5, 2021. “The announcement I have to make… Read at AP News