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Hong Kong LegCo election postponed amid pandemic

By Kathy Zhang | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-07-31 18:12

The 2020 Legislative Council General Election, scheduled on Sept 6, will be postponed for a year amid a third wave of COVID-19 infections sweeping Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced on Friday.

The announcement came on the same day the city recorded a 10-day streak of daily COVID-19 infections of over 100 cases, bringing the total to 3,272. Over one-third of them were reported over the past two weeks. The death toll reached 27 on Friday, up from seven on July 10.

By Thursday afternoon, a total of 150 nomination forms had been received since the start of the nomination period on July 18, according to the electoral authority. The nomination period ended on Friday.

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