🌊 Lawyer deported with no goodbye
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American lawyer banned from Hong Kong
Law & Crime
Samuel Bickett, an American lawyer, has been serving time in Stanley Prison since July for assaulting a plainclothes police officer at the end of 2019 during an incident where the officer was punishing a fare dodger with physical force.
He was released from prison on Tuesday and immediately brought to Immigration Detention where he was deported and told he could not return. Bickett was unable to say goodbye to his partner and loved ones before he left the city.
“I have faith that one day I will be able to once again walk the streets of a Hong Kong ruled by law and governed with the consent of its people.”
— Samuel Bickett in his Twitter statement
Long COVID affects 42% of patients
Coronavirus in HK
New cases: 12,240 (4,250 PCR tests, 7,990 RATs)
Buildings in Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Tin Shui Wai have been put under overnight testing.
Testing is required for people who have spent more than two hours at 10 specified places from 10-23 March.
A volunteer group has donated supplies and given out vaccinations to over 700 care homes and 30,000 children.
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