Five persons sentenced for violating anti-epidemic regulations
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     Five persons were sentenced by the Magistrates' Courts today (February 28) for violating the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A) or the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C).

     The first three cases involved a 56-year-old man and two women aged 45 and 56 respectively, who were earlier issued with compulsory quarantine orders. Before the expiry of the quarantine orders, the trio breached their quarantine orders on June 26 last year, June 30 last year and July 23, 2020, respectively. The man was charged with contravening sections 32(1) and (3) of Cap. 599A and was fined $5,000 by the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts. The 45-year-old woman was charged with contravening sections 22(1), (4) and (6) of Cap. 599A and was fined $5,000 by the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts. The 56 year-old woman was charged with contravening sections 8(1) and (5) of Cap. 599C and was fined $5,000 by the Fanling Magistrates' Courts.

     ‚ÄčThe other two cases involved a 49-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man. 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 October 25 and November 3 last year respectively. The woman was charged with contravening sections 23(1), (3) and (5) of Cap. 599A and was sentenced to imprisonment for 14 days, suspended for 12 months by the Eastern Magistrates' Courts. The man was charged with contravening sections 32(1) and (3) of Cap. 599A and was fined $5,000 by the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts.

Ends/Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:35

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