The Hong Kong authorities have confirmed 121 new coronavirus infections this Friday, a few minutes after the country’s director general, Carrie Lam, was almost certain to announce the postponement of parliamentary elections in the area originally planned for September, with an upturn in cases in recent weeks.
This Friday is the tenth day in a row that the area, which is already immersed in the so-called “third wave” of the coronavirus, has more than a hundred infections daily. Two other people have died in the past few hours, both elderly living in dormitories on the territory, increasing the total number of deaths to 27.
Of the new cases, 118 were broadcast locally, including 56 of unknown origin, while three were imported from the Philippines, India and Mexico. The latest numbers have increased the number of confirmed cases to 3,272 and there are indications of 90 provisional positive cases awaiting ratification.
According to the South China Morning Post sources, Lam will appear this morning at 12:00 noon (Spanish peninsula) to announce the postponement of the elections, which could take up to a year.