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Government completes enforcement action on compulsory testing notice at building in Cheung Sha Wan
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     The Sham Shui Po District Office together with the Sham Shui Po Police District and the Department of Health (DH) conducted an enforcement operation today (August 30) at a building in Cheung Sha Wan, which was included in a compulsory testing notice earlier. The operation started at around 7am and ended at around 10am today.

     Starting from around 7am today, persons subject to compulsory testing of Hoi Pik House, Hoi Lok Court, Cheung Sha Wan, were requested to provide the SMS notification received through a mobile phone or related certification containing the results of COVID-19 tests, to show that they had taken such tests as required pursuant to the compulsory testing notice of the building within the specified period issued by the Government earlier on. The Government arranged for staff to verify the testing certifications of the persons subject to compulsory testing at the entrance/exit of the building, to verify whether persons subject to compulsory testing had undergone testing in compliance with the requirement.

     During the operation, test records of around 750 persons were checked. Among them, 168 persons were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice. The Government has issued compulsory testing orders to them, requiring them to undergo testing within a specified period. Fixed penalty notices of $10,000 each were also issued to the 24 of them.

     The Government wishes to thank the many residents who had complied with the compulsory testing notice for their co-operation to fight against the virus together. The Government will continue to enforce the law strictly. All persons subject to compulsory testing should comply with the compulsory testing notice. Any person who fails to comply with the compulsory testing notices commits an offence and may be fined a fixed penalty of $10,000. The person would also be issued with a compulsory testing order requiring him or her to undergo testing within a specified time frame. Failure to comply with the compulsory testing order is an offence and the offender would be liable to a fine at level 5 ($50,000) and imprisonment for six months.

     ‚ÄčThe Sham Shui Po District Office is grateful for the support and co-operation of the residents and relevant organisations. The Government understands that the enforcement process may cause some inconvenience to the residents, but hopes that the residents can understand.
 
Ends/Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 13:15
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