Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends civil servants, hails their commitment to pandemic work despite infections and criticism

Hong Kong’s leader has defended civil servants over accusations that they have been idling, and pledged that they will remain committed to anti-epidemic work despite setbacks from Covid-19 infections, criticism from various corners and malicious allegations.Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Saturday that government employees were also badly hit by the fifth coronavirus wave, with 13,320 people, or 17 per cent of the civil service workforce, infected with Covid-19 as of March 14…


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