Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: ‘no plans’ to bring in more laws under emergency powers, too early to judge effectiveness of mask ban

Hong Kong’s leader quashed speculation on Tuesday that the government was looking to expand its emergency powers beyond a new mask ban, saying there were no immediate plans to do so and that it was too early to say whether the new law was effective. Four days after the mask ban went into effect over the weekend and sparked even more violent unrest, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor admitted that mobs of protesters had committed “limitless and lawless” acts over the past few days…

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