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.

Carrie Lam suffered a minor bone fracture and was seen leaving hospital in a cask.
Photo: RTHK Screenshot.

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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Selina Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist who previously worked with HK01, Quartz and AFP Beijing. She also covered the Umbrella Movement for AP and reported for a newspaper in France. Selina has studied investigative reporting at the Columbia Journalism School.