Police fine 78 citizens for breaching health regulations during Easter
Police have fined 78 citizens for breaching social distancing regulations in western district and Tsim Sha Tsui in the first three days of the Easter holiday.
Western district police said from Friday to Saturday, officers fined 37 men and 16 women aged between 19 and 73 for failing to wear masks property, They were each fined HK$5,000.
Police also fined two groups of people for breaching the social gathering cap of two. They included five men and a woman aged between 21 and 29 who gathered at Belcher Bay Park, and three women aged 29 at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park. They also faced a fine of HK$5,000 each.
Officers patrolled more than 100 restaurants in the district, and fined five people for failing to use LeaveHomeSafe upon entering. Summons were issued to three operators of eateries.
As for Tsim Sha Tsui, police fined two groups of people aged between 26 and 50 – a group of four men outside Hong Kong Cultural Centre and another group of three on Tsim Sha Tsui promenade – for breaching the social gathering ban.
Three men and a woman aged between 34 and 69 were fined for failing to wear masks at Kowloon Park and Cultural Centre piazza.
Police urged members of the public not to let their guard down while they enjoy the holiday. Officers will continue their operations and prosecute people without prior warnings.