A mask ban in Hong Kong has been lifted. Photo: Sam TsangA mask ban in Hong Kong has been lifted. Photo: Sam Tsang
A mask ban in Hong Kong has been lifted. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong mask ban lifted: court refuses government request to suspend earlier ruling that it was unconstitutional

  • But judges warn their decision ‘is not and should not be regarded as an encouragement for any person to cover their face’
  • Acting chief judge Jeremy Poon adds continuing to wear mask still carries ‘risk of having acted contrary to law should the [government] later succeed on appeal’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
A mask ban in Hong Kong has been lifted. Photo: Sam TsangA mask ban in Hong Kong has been lifted. Photo: Sam Tsang
A mask ban in Hong Kong has been lifted. Photo: Sam Tsang
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