Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order

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24th May 2022 – (Hong Kong) Two persons were sentenced by the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts today for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) and the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E) respectively.

 The first case involved a woman aged 51, who was earlier issued a compulsory quarantine order stating that she must conduct quarantine at a residential premises for seven days. Before the expiry of the quarantine order, she left the place of quarantine on 6th October, 2021, without reasonable excuse nor permission given by an authorised officer. She was charged with contravening sections 8(1) and 8(5) of Cap. 599C and was sentenced today to imprisonment for 14 days suspended for 12 months.

The second case involved a man aged 76, who was earlier issued a compulsory quarantine order stating that he must conduct quarantine at a hotel for 14 days. Before the expiry of the quarantine order, he passed some items he brought with him during immigration to another person on 4th October, 2021, without reasonable excuse nor permission given by an authorised officer. He was charged with contravening sections 8(4) and 8(5) of Cap. 599E and was fined $8,000 today.

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