Elections to the Parliament of Hong Kong which was scheduled for September of this year, postponed to 2021. This was announced by the head of Hong Kong Carrie Lam, reports the Global Times.
Now the elections to be held on 5 September 2021. The transfer is associated with the new wave COVID-19 in Hong Kong. As notes the edition, on Friday in Hong Kong 121 confirmed a new case of the disease. It’s already the 10th day in a row when the authorities record more than 100 cases per day. The total number of confirmed cases in the city reached 3273.
Lam added that with the 8th on July 30 in Hong Kong confirmed new cases of 1852, which is 140% more than in the previous six months.
She also explained that the election was postponed for a year, as the wave COVID-19 in the city could last for weeks and society need more time for recovery. According to her, to prepare for new elections takes at least three to four months.
Flash coronavirus infection began at the end of 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
By the morning of 31 July by the coronavirus in the world were infected 17 241 298 people, the victims COVID-19 672 062 man, recovered 10 089 350 people.