39-year-old man fined HK$7,000 for breaching compulsory quarantine order

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Hong Kong Government Press Release

30th January 2023 – (Hong Kong)  A 39-year-old man was sentenced by the Shatin Magistrates’ Courts today for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C).

The man was earlier issued with a compulsory quarantine order. Before the expiry of the quarantine order, he left the place of quarantine on 17th March, 2020, without reasonable excuse nor permission given by an authorised officer. He was charged with contravening sections 8(1) and (5) of the Regulation and was fined $7,000 by the Shatin Magistrates’ Courts today.

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