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Woman sentenced for violating Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
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     A 45-year-old woman was fined $4,500 by the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts today (October 24) for violating the Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap. 599D).

     The woman tested positive earlier by rapid antigen test. She provided a false residential address to a health officer through the "Declaration System for Individuals Tested Positive for COVID-19 Using Rapid Antigen Test" on March 22, 2022. She was charged with contravening sections 3(4) and 3(5) of the Regulation and was fined $4,500 by the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts today. 

     Under the Regulation, it is a criminal offence for any person to provide false or misleading information to health officers. Offenders face a maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for six months.

     ‚ÄčA spokesman for the DH said that it is a grossly irresponsible act to conceal or provide false or misleading information to a health officer, as this may pose a serious threat to public health. As of today, a total of eight persons have been convicted by the courts for breaching the Regulation. The spokesman reiterated that resolute actions will be taken against anyone who has breached the relevant regulations.
 
Ends/Monday, October 24, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:57
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