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Government continueto enforce against breaches of quarantine orders with full force
     A Government spokesman today (March 26) said that a total of 54 persons have been sent to quarantine centres due to breaches of quarantine orders since the implementation of the compulsory quarantine requirement for persons arriving from foreign places. The Government will continue to enforce against breaches with full force, and press ahead prosecution for cases with sufficient evidence.
     The Government encourages the public to make use of the "e-Report Room" (www.erc.police.gov.hk/cmiserc/CCC/PolicePublicPage?language=en) online platform or call the report rooms of police stations (www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/contact_us.html#rr) or 1823 to report suspected cases of breaching quarantine orders.
     ‚ÄčThe Government once again strongly condemns those who breach quarantine orders. Persons under quarantine must follow the quarantine requirement strictly and stay at their dwelling places for 14 days in order to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 in the community. Leaving dwelling places without permission is a criminal offence and offenders are subject to a maximum imprisonment for six months and fine of $25,000.
Ends/Thursday, March 26, 2020
Issued at HKT 22:00
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