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Surprise checkpoints at Tsim Sha Tsui have 120 suspected Covid test dodgers nabbed

Surprise checkpoints at Tsim Sha Tsui have 120 suspected Covid test dodgers nabbed

Officials said they caught scores of people in Tsim Sha Tsui this morning who couldn't prove they had taken Covid tests as ordered.
The government said that during a morning operation at two buildings on Nathan Road - Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion and Mirador Mansion, police and officials checked the test records of around 700 residents and found over 120 had violated a recent compulsory testing notice.

Fines of HK$5,000 and new testing orders were dished out to the alleged offenders, along with a warning that non-compliance can lead to a larger fine of HK$25,000 and six months in prison.

"The government understands that the enforcement process may cause some inconvenience to the residents, but hopes that the residents can understand," a statement said.

According to reports, Covid cases have emerged from the two buildings earlier, with some of the patients being overstayed visitors holding recognizance forms, or commonly known as "going-out passes", issued by the Immigration Department.
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