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Police charge smokers, drinkers who breached hotel quarantine regulations

Miscreants face hefty fine or up to six months in prison after being caught on CCTV at Sheraton Grand Macao in Cotai.

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Miscreants face hefty fine or up to six months in prison after being caught on CCTV at Sheraton Grand Macao in Cotai.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

The Public Security Police (PSP) are investigating two videos circulating on the internet showing someone purportedly violating the Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases during their stay in a quarantine hotel.

The PSP affirmed that two women admitted that they had opened the door of their guestroom during their medical observation at the Sheraton Grand Macao in Cotai, adding that on Wednesday, they threw a bottle of beer to two female friends, who are staying in the room opposite the two suspects.

The police noted that the four suspects are aged between 35 and 36, with three of them holding travel permits for mainlanders to travel to Macao, while one holds a Hong Kong ID card.

According to the police, a man opened his room door to smoke a cigarette on Thursday during his medical observation at the Sheraton Grand Macao. The PSP added that the man also chatted and drank alcohol with a man who is quarantined in the room opposite him. Officers noted that the two male suspects, both aged 29, are local residents.

The two cases have been transferred to the Public Prosecutions Office (MP).

The police urged people who are under medical observation in quarantine hotels to abide by the government’s Covid-19 prevention measures, adding that people who breach the law can be imprisoned for up to six months or handed a hefty fine, The Macau Post Daily reported. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

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