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Carrie Lam wears face mask wrongly at press conference, months after banning face masks

Other government officials were also seen wearing masks.

Jason Fan | January 29, 02:10 pm

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In October 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam invoked emergency rule for the first time since 1967, banning face masks at public gatherings in order to prevent protesters from hiding their identities from police officers.

Hong Kong to ban face masks, invoking emergency rule for first time since 1967

The ban was later lifted in December 2019 by a Hong Kong court, with the judges stating that the mask ban was unnecessary in dealing with the law and order situation in the short term.

Wearing masks currently remain a symbolic gesture for protesters.

Carrie Lam wearing a surgical mask

With the ongoing Wuhan virus being declared an “emergency” in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong leader was seen wearing a face mask herself during a press conference on Jan. 28.

During the conference, she announced several measures aimed at preventing the further spread of the novel coronavirus within the city.

This was following a separate meeting on Jan. 25, where government officials were seen without masks:

However, eagle-eyed netizens pointed out that Lam may be out of touch with wearing face masks, as her face mask did not cover her nose throughout the entire press conference.

Here’s a widely-circulated image of Lam.

And from Reddit:

Screenshot from Reddit.

During the press conference on Jan. 28, the Hong Kong chief executive announced that high-speed trains and ferries across the border would be suspended, from Jan. 30 onwards.

A number of flights to China would also be halved, and personal travel permits, which are necessary for mainland Chinese to enter Hong Kong, would be suspended.

The Hong Kong leader previously announced on Jan. 27 that all travellers who have been to Hubei province in the last 14 days would be banned from entering Hong Kong.

However, Lam shied away from calls to implement an outright ban on everyone from Mainland China from entering Hong Kong.

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Top image from Kris Cheng/Twitter.

 

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