Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been released after a night in hospital where she was treated for a minor bone fracture.
The injury in her right elbow was caused by a fall at her residence.
Lam “attended the hospital by herself and was diagnosed with a minor right elbow fracture after checking by doctors,” a statement released by the Chief Executive’s Office at around midnight on Tuesday read.
After staying at Queen Mary Hospital overnight on her doctor’s advice, Lam was released on Tuesday at around 9:15 a.m. She was seen wearing an arm brace on her right forearm and waving to reporters before boarding a seven-seat vehicle, local media reported.
She is currently on leave while Chief Secretary John Lee acts as chief executive.
HKFP has asked her office about when she can resume her duties.
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