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Carrie Lam says no politics in polls decision; regrets dining ban

News Summed Up 2020-08-01 05:30:00

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said today that she regrets the government's short-lived ban on people from dining in restaurants at lunchtime, which was scrapped after workers were left with little choice but to eat outdoors and beside roads, RTHK reports. In a Commercial Radio interview, Lam said she and her advisers felt very embarrassed after making an abrupt U-turn on the decision. By Thursday, a decision had been made to scrap the rules amid complaints that many blue-collar workers had literally nowhere to eat. Meanwhil, Lam remained defiant over her decision on Friday to postpone next month's Legislative Council election by a year. She cited the fact that last year's District Council elections went ahead despite the fact that the pro-government camp's heavy defeat was expected.