Two persons sentenced and fined for violating Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation

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8th December 2022 – (Hong Kong)   Two persons were sentenced by the Magistrates’ Courts today for violating the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A).
 
 The first case involved a 44-year-old man, who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and was issued with an isolation order. Before the end of the isolation period, he left the place of isolation on 17th September. He was charged with contravening sections 23(1), 23(3) and 23(5) of the Regulation and was fined $9,000 by the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts today.
 
 The second case involved a 40-year-old woman, who was earlier issued with a compulsory quarantine order. Before the expiry of the quarantine order, she left the place of quarantine on 15th April. She was charged with contravening sections 32(1) and 32(3) of the Regulation and was fined $5,000 by the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts today. 
 
A spokesman for the Department of Health said that co-operation of and support by members of the public play a critical role in the 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 has breached the relevant regulations.

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