Man sentenced for violating Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation
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     A 62-year-old male was fined $10,000 by the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts on February 8 for violating the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J).

     The man, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, failed to comply with the requirement to undergo the specified COVID-19 test as stipulated in the compulsory testing notice issued on May 30 last year. He was charged with contravening section 13(1) of the Regulation and was fined $10,000 by the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts on February 8.

     ‚ÄčA spokesman for the Department of Health said that co-operation of 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 action will be taken against anyone who breaches the relevant regulations.

Ends/Thursday, February 9, 2023
Issued at HKT 20:00

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