Citing Coronavirus, Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections for a Year

HONG KONG—Chief Executive Carrie Lam explained she would postpone coming legislative elections for a year,…

HONG KONG—Chief Executive Carrie Lam explained she would postpone coming legislative elections for a year, citing a recent surge in coronavirus cases, in a go most likely to gasoline global furor around the city’s rapidly-diminishing political freedoms.

The city’s top community official advised reporters that soon after recording much more than one hundred new infections everyday for ten straight times, Hong Kong confronted a dire overall health condition. She cited risks of spreading the ailment if 4.4 million voters turned out and explained persons stranded throughout the mainland Chinese…