Three persons sentenced for violating Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation
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     Three persons were sentenced by the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts today (February 2) for violating the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A).

     The first case involved a 66-year-old man, who was earlier issued with a compulsory quarantine order. Before the expiry of the quarantine order, he left the place of quarantine on August 15 last year. He was charged with contravening sections 22(1), (4) and (6) of the Regulation and was fined $5,000 by the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts today.

     The other two cases involved a 36-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman. They earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and were issued with isolation orders. Before the end of the isolation period, they left the place of isolation on July 29 last year and removed their electronic wristbands. The man was charged with one count of contravening sections 23(1), (4) and (5), and two counts of contravening sections 32(1) and (3) of the Regulation. He was fined a total of $8,000 by the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts today. The woman was charged with one count of contravening sections 23(1), (4) and (5), and one count of contravening sections 32(1) and (3) of the Regulation. She was fined a total of $10,000 by the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts today.

     ‚ÄčA spokesman for the Department of Health said that co-operation of and support by members of the public play a critical role in the 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 action will be taken against anyone who breaches the relevant regulations.

Ends/Thursday, February 2, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:15

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