Statement by Commissioner of Police

The following statement is issued by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Siu Chak-yee today (January 7):

     I briefly stayed at a birthday gathering in Wan Chai at around 6pm on January 3. In view of the situation where participants of the gathering had been tested positive or tested preliminarily positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus involving mutant strains, I will proceed on leave and fully cooperate with the arrangement made by the Centre for Health Protection by undergoing quarantine at the Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre. During my leave, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Management), Mr Kwok Yam-shu, will be the Acting Commissioner of Police.

     I hereby apologise for the additional burden caused by the incident on the territory-wide anti-epidemic work.

Ends/Friday, January 7, 2022
Issued at HKT 23:36