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

     The first four cases involved a 51-year-old woman and three men aged 48, 47 and 56. They had 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 21, November 24, August 4 and November 20 last year respectively. The 51-year-old woman and the 48-year-old man were charged with contravening sections 23(1), (3) and (5) of the Regulation and were each fined $10,000 by the Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts. The 47-year-old man was charged with two counts of contravening sections 32(1) and (3) of the Regulation and was fined a total of $6,000 by the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts. The 56-year-old man was charged with contravening sections 32(1) and (3) of the Regulation and was fined $10,000 by the Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts.

     ‚ÄčThe fifth case involved a 47-year-old woman, who was earlier issued with a compulsory quarantine order. Before the expiry of the quarantine order, she breached her quarantine order on July 1 last year. She was charged with contravening sections 22(1), (4) and (6) of the Regulation and was fined $6,000 by the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts.

Ends/Thursday, March 2, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:30

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