Patrons enjoy a drink at a bar in Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong on May 19, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG – The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will stringently enforce the ban in catering premises against persons with a red code or an amber code under the city’s Vaccine Pass program, an FEHD spokesman said Tuesday.
In a statement, the spokesman urged members of the public and owners of catering establishments to strictly comply with the new anti-COVID requirements since the “adaptation period” for the the red code and the amber code has ended.
An FEHD spokesman urged members of the public and owners of catering establishments to strictly comply with the new anti-COVID requirements since the “adaptation period” for the the Red Code and the Amber Code has ended
“With the expiry of the 14-day adaptation period of the addition of the red dode and the amber code in the Vaccine Pass, the department will take stringent enforcement action on the new requirements starting from today,” the statement reads.
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Under the enhanced Vaccine Pass program, persons confirmed to be infected with COVID, including those under home isolation and in community isolation facilities, will get a red code on the LeaveHomeSafe app in their mobile phones. They are not allowed to leave their home or isolation facilities.
On the other hand, inbound persons from overseas or Taiwan region will have an amber code during their medical surveillance period.
They are barred from entering "high-risk" places, including restaurants, but are alloweed to go to work or school.
He added that those with the red or amber code who violate the ban are liable to a maximum fine of HK$10,000 ($1,283) while an operator of a catering establishment who allows them entry could be fined HK$50,000 and imprisoned for six months.
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