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15 persons sentenced for violating anti-epidemic regulations
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     The Department of Health (DH) today (August 31) announced that a total of 15  persons were sentenced by the Magistrates' Courts from August 1 to 31 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 15 cases involved 11 men and four women aged between 22 and 68. Dates of violating the relevant regulation range from October 8, 2020, to January 13, 2023. They were sentenced to imprisonment for up to 14 days, suspended for 12 months, or a fine of up to $10,000 by the Magistrates' Courts.

     ‚ÄčThe DH will continue its actions against those who have breached the relevant regulations earlier.
 
Ends/Thursday, August 31, 2023
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