A dancer still critical after concert incident in Hong Kong

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

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

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

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

Citing unnamed medical sources, the South China Morning Post reported that Mo underwent eight-hour 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 severely paralyzed.

“[Mo’s] family members [..] have already made arrangements for their flight to Hong Kong and accommodation in a designated quarantine hotel. That [Health] The office will provide assistance as much as possible, in line with the existing mechanism, to allow family members to visit the patient at the hospital once they complete the necessary quarantine procedures upon arrival in Hong Kong, including receiving negative test results and quarantine orders,” said a Health Department spokesman in a statement. The spokesman 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 Minister Kevin Yeung said he could ask concert promoters to stop using elaborate sets while the state investigation into Thursday’s incident is still ongoing.

“We know there are performances in the pipeline so we will be putting the Department of Recreational and Cultural Services in contact with these venue landlords and discussing with them what their performances will be and what kind of special arrangements are being made in relation to them Stage and other facilities they would arrange,” Yeung said at a press conference. Local media reported further comments from the minister suggesting he would temporarily ban large sets.

https://variety.com/2022/global/asia/dancer-critical-hong-kong-concert-1235329777/ A dancer still critical after concert incident in Hong Kong

Charles Jones

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