Hong Kong Interior Minister Caspar Tsui submits resignation


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Hong Kong Interior Minister Caspar Tsui tendered his resignation on Monday. Tsui thus drew the consequences of attending a birthday banquet in early January, where two of the around 200 guests had tested positive for the corona virus.

Hong Kong – Hong Kong Interior Minister Caspar Tsui tendered his resignation on Monday. Tsui thus drew the consequences of attending a birthday banquet in early January, where two of the around 200 guests had tested positive for the corona virus. The politician said in a written statement that he behaved inappropriately, even though all efforts should be aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.

The celebration, which was also attended by Police Commissioner Raymond Siu and Immigration Director Au Ka-wang, drew strong criticism from Hong Kongers. Shortly before, the health authorities of the special administrative zone had advised the population to avoid large gatherings. Hong Kong Premier Carrie Lam said the senior politicians who attended the birthday banquet did not set a good example for Hong Kong people.

Hong Kong has a strict zero-Covid policy with strict entry restrictions. In the last few weeks, however, the daily number of infections within the metropolis has increased significantly, the 7-day average is currently over 90 cases. (dpa)


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