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Two persons sentenced for violating Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation
     Two persons were sentenced by the Magistrates' Courts today (January 3) for violating the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A).

     The cases involved a 32-year-old woman and a 61-year-old-man who were earlier issued with compulsory quarantine orders. Before the expiry of the quarantine orders, the woman and man left the place of quarantine on May 17 and May 24 last year respectively and were charged with contravening sections 32 (1) and (3) of the Regulation. The woman was sentenced to imprisonment for seven days, suspended for 12 months and a fine of $5,000 by the Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts today, and the man was sentenced to 60 hours of community service order by the Shatin Magistrates' Courts today.
     A spokesman for the Department of Health said that co-operation and support by members of the public play a critical role in anti-epidemic work. They must strictly observe relevant requirements in order to fight the pandemic and minimise the risk of transmission in the community. The spokesman reiterated that resolute actions will be taken against anyone who breaches the relevant regulations.
Ends/Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:40
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