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Police and customs officers arrest nighttime jogger and three other wanderers

Suspects, all male, found out and about after dark, now facing hefty fine or up to two years in prison.

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Suspects, all male, found out and about after dark, now facing hefty fine or up to two years in prison.

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Police intercepted two male non-resident workers last night in the central district for violating the Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases during this week’s special Covid-19 control measures when people are supposed to stay at home, according to the Public Security Police (PSP).

The PSP noted that one of the suspects, aged about 30, is from mainland China, while the other, who is aged over 30, is a Vietnamese national.

The PSP said that officers stopped the mainland Chinese suspect at 6:45 pm yesterday when he was running along Avenida do Infante D. Henrique. Under questioning, the suspect admitted that he started jogging from his flat near Avenida de Horta e Costa district to Taipa over the old Macao-Taipa bridge and then returned.

At 7:20 pm police on patrol found the Vietnamese suspect sitting on the stairs of the St Paul’s Ruins and using his mobile phone with his face uncovered.

Both cases have been transferred to the Public Prosecutions Office.

The police again urged residents to strictly abide by the government’s Covid-19 prevention and control measures by minimising any unnecessary outdoor activities, in order to reduce the risk of the virus spreading further.

In related news, the Macao Customs Service said that its officers intercepted two male local residents last night who were walking and cycling in Avenida da Ponte da Amizade and the Cycle Track in Taipa respectively, adding that one of them was not wearing a facemask that fulfils the government’s requirement of wearing a KN95 facemask or one with a higher standard.

The two suspects are aged 44 and 71.

Arrested nighttime jogger and three other wanderers
Photo courtesy of Government Information Bureau

Macao Customs noted that in order to ensure that people cooperate with the government’s Covid-19 prevention and control measures, officers set up roadblocks and enhanced their patrols yesterday, as well as stopping vehicles and intercepting people in areas that are controlled by the Macao Customs Service, including coastal areas, cargo terminals and port facilities.

People who violate the Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases face a fine or up to two years behind bars.

 

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