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'Govt shouldn't rule out postponing Legco polls'

2020-07-20 HKT 12:10
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  • NPCSC member Tam Yiu-chung says the government should look into arrangements for postponing the elections if the Covid situation gets worse. Photo: RTHK
    NPCSC member Tam Yiu-chung says the government should look into arrangements for postponing the elections if the Covid situation gets worse. Photo: RTHK
Hong Kong’s sole delegate to China’s top legislative body, Tam Yiu-chung, said the government should not rule out postponing the upcoming Legco elections amid the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Tam said that with more than 50 days to go until the elections, he said the government cannot guarantee the epidemic will be under control by then.

He said he was worried there would be another Covid-19 outbreak linked to lots of people standing in line to vote.

The National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) delegate called on the government to look into arrangements for postponing the vote if the Covid-19 situation gets worse.

The Legco elections are expected to take place on September 6.

Hong Kong is now experiencing a severe outbreak of coronavirus cases and Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sunday described the situation as "really critical".