28-year-old woman sentenced to imprisonment for seven days for breaching compulsory quarantine order

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30th June 2020 – (Hong Kong)   A 28-year-old woman was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for seven days by the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts today for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C).

The woman was earlier issued a compulsory quarantine order stating that she must conduct quarantine at home for 14 days. Before the expiry of the quarantine order, she left the place of quarantine without reasonable excuse nor permission given by an authorised officer and was stopped by staff of the Immigration Department at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Control Point on March 22. She was charged with contravening sections 8(1) and 8(5) of the Regulation and was sentenced by the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts today to immediate imprisonment for seven days.

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