Govt conducts enforcement action on compulsory testing notice at building in Pok Fu Lam
The Central and Western District Office, together with the Western Police District and the Department of Health, conducted an enforcement operation today (Nov. 29) at a building in Pok Fu Lam, which was included in a compulsory testing notice earlier. The operation commenced at around 7.30 am and ended at around 10.30 am today (Nov. 29).
Starting from around 7:30 am today (Nov. 29), staff arranged by the Government stationed at the entrance/exit of Tower 2, The Belcher's, Pok Fu Lam to verify the testing certifications of persons subject to compulsory testing so as to confirm whether they had undergone testing in compliance with the requirement of the compulsory testing notice. Persons subject to compulsory testing had to present the SMS notification containing the results of COVID-19 tests or relevant proof, to prove that they had followed the requirement pursuant to the compulsory testing notice and completed the test within the specified period.
During the operation, around 490 persons were checked. Among them, 27 persons were found to have failed to comply with the compulsory testing notice. They were subsequently issued compulsory testing orders, requiring them to undergo testing within a specified period. Fixed penalty notices of HK$10,000 each were also issued to 20 of them.
A Government spokesman reminded that any person who fails to comply with the compulsory testing notice commits an offence and may be fined a fixed penalty of HK$10,000, the Government will also issue the person concerned a compulsory testing order requiring him or her to undergo testing within a specified time frame.
The spokesman reiterated that failure to comply with the compulsory testing order is an offence, and the offender would be liable to a fine at level 5 (HK$50,000) and imprisonment for six months, the Government will continue to enforce the law strictly.