Chief Executive Carrie Lam removes her mask ahead of her weekly press conference on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse
Chief Executive Carrie Lam removes her mask ahead of her weekly press conference on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse

Omicron: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends decision to shed mask at certain events, says she needs to let residents ‘feel her emotions’

  • Characterising the move as part of her ‘duty as the chief executive’, Lam says a mask would not allow the public ‘to see for themselves’ what she is feeling
  • With the city fighting an outbreak of the highly contagious Omicron variant, one expert has said the public should consider wearing two masks to help halt the virus’ spread

Chief Executive Carrie Lam removes her mask ahead of her weekly press conference on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse
Chief Executive Carrie Lam removes her mask ahead of her weekly press conference on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse
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