Dancer still critical after Hong Kong concert incident

One of two dancers injured by a falling LED screen at a Mirror concert in Hong Kong has been released from hospital. The other remains in critical condition.

Hong Kong authorities are now considering how to circumvent the city’s health regulations, which would normally force the overseas family of the ever-critical dancer to endure a week of quarantine upon arrival.
Authorities are also considering a temporary ban on concerts with large sets.

“One of the injured is in intensive care in serious condition and has undergone surgery. [Friday]. Accompanied by his family, the other injured in stable condition was discharged this afternoon,” the hospital authority said in a statement.

The government has not named the two dancers who were seriously injured around 10:35 p.m. local time on Thursday by the giant sign. However, local media reported that Chang Tsz-fung, 29, was the person released from the hospital and Mo Lee Kai-yin, 27, is still hospitalized.

Citing unnamed medical sources, the South China Morning Post reported that Mo underwent eight hours of surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Friday. His head and lungs were injured, and his third and fourth cervical vertebrae were dislocated. If he doesn’t respond to treatment, Mo could be significantly crippled.

“[Mo’s] family members [..] have already made arrangements for their flight to Hong Kong and accommodation at a designated quarantine hotel. The [Health] will provide assistance as far as possible in accordance with the existing mechanism, so that family members can visit the patient in the hospital as soon as they complete the necessary inbound quarantine procedures upon arrival in Hong Kong, including obtaining negative test results and quarantine orders,” a Health Bureau spokesperson said in a statement. The spokesperson said people in quarantine could be temporarily allowed to visit seriously ill relatives, provided they have supporting documents, such as a letter from the hospital.

On Saturday, Culture, Sports and Tourism Secretary Kevin Yeung said he could ask concert organizers to stop the use of elaborate sets while the government investigation into Thursday’s incident is completed. In progress.

“We know there will be shows in the works, so what we are going to do is the Department of Recreation and Cultural Services will contact these venue tenants and discuss with them what their shows will be and what type special arrangements in terms of stage and other facilities they would arrange,” Yeung said at a press briefing. Local media reported further comments from the minister suggesting he would temporarily ban large sets.

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