Citing Coronavirus, Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections for a Year

Lincoln Wylie

HONG KONG—Chief Executive Carrie Lam reported she would postpone coming legislative elections for a yr, citing a new surge in coronavirus scenarios, in a go probable to gasoline global furor more than the city’s rapidly-diminishing political freedoms.

The city’s major local official explained to reporters that soon after recording far more than 100 new bacterial infections daily for ten straight days, Hong Kong faced a dire wellness circumstance. She cited challenges of spreading the illness if 4.4 million voters turned out and reported men and women stranded throughout the mainland Chinese…

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