Hong Kong president Carrie Lam today (Oct. 4) introduced the city has actually utilized the colonial-era Emergency Regulations Ordinance to generate a policy prohibiting using face masks at objections. Violators of the legislation will certainly encounter a year behind bars or a big penalty. The regulation, which will certainly be reviewed by the Legislative Council when it returns in 10 days, will certainly work from twelve o’clock at night tonight. Under it, authorities will certainly have the ability to quit any individual putting on a mask and ask to eliminate it. It’s a stunning turn for a city that prides itself on its foreseeable policy of legislation and a high degree of defense for constitutionals rights.