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4 people jailed for violating quarantine order

23 October 2020

By The SUN 

The 14-day mandatory quarantine was first imposed on new arrivals from the mainland

The government has warned anew against any violation of the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving passengers, saying any infringement of the law will be dealt with severely.

The statement came as four people were sentenced to jail terms ranging from 10 days to eight weeks (suspended for 24 months) for violating the Quarantine Ordinance.

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The sentences were imposed for the past two days (Oct 22 and 23) in four different magistracies, all in accordance with the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C and Cap 599E).

Under Cap 599C, starting Feb 8, save for exempted persons, all persons who have stayed in the Mainland, Macau or Taiwan in the 14 days before arriving in Hong Kong, are required to spend 14 days in quarantine on arrival.

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Under Cap 599E, the same rule was extended to all persons arriving outside China starting Mar 19.

The latest case involved a  29-year-old woman who was ordered to serve 14 days in jail at the Kowloon City Court today, Oct. 23 for violating Cap 599C.

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A statement released on the government website said the accused left her home where she was supposed to be on 14-day quarantine on May 17, without reasonable excuse nor permission from an authorized officer.

Yesterday, three other persons were sentenced for the same violation.


The first case involved a woman aged 48, who left her place of quarantine on Jul 12 without justifiable reason. She was sentenced at the West Kowloon court to immediate imprisonment for 10 days for violating Cap 599C.

The second case, a man aged 20, was found to have left his quarantine place several times on Mar 23. He was charged with three counts of violating Cap 599E and was sentenced at Tuen Mun Magistracy to eight weeks’ imprisonment for each of the three charges, suspended for 24 months.

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The third accused, a woman aged 37, left her place of quarantine and was stopped by an immigration officer at Hong Kong International Airport on Sept. 28. She was also found to have removed her tracking wristband.

The tracking wristband which helps ensure one does not leave the designated quarantine place

She was charged with three counts of violating Cap 599E and was sentenced at Kwun Tong court to immediate imprisonment for four weeks for each of the three charges, which are to run concurrently.

Under the two quarantine regulations, anyone found breaching a quarantine order could be subject to a maximum fine of $25,000 and imprisonment for up to six months.

As of today, a total of 60 persons have been convicted for breaching compulsory quarantine orders and have received sentences of up to three months in jail, or a fine of $15,000.

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