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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in hospital with fractured elbow after fall

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in hospital with fractured elbow after fall

Lam sought hospital treatment after fall in Government House and was diagnosed with a minor right elbow fracture.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was admitted to hospital after suffering an elbow fracture in a fall at her official residence on Monday night.

Lam had sought hospital treatment and was diagnosed with a minor right elbow fracture, according to a government statement.

On the doctor’s advice, Lam will remain in hospital for observation and be on leave for the time being.

A regular meeting of her de facto cabinet, the Executive Council, on Tuesday and the preceding media session would be cancelled, the statement said.

Chief Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu, the city’s No 2 official, will be acting chief executive, the statement said.

Lam, 64, was reportedly receiving treatment at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam following the fall at Government House.

Hong Kong’s first chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, was admitted to the same hospital last month for an undisclosed operation.
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