Two ex-Cathay Pacific flight attendants arrested for violating Covid rules

Two former Cathay Pacific flight attendants were detained and prosecuted on Tuesday with violating local anti-Covid-19 epidemic rules.

The two persons landed in Hong Kong from the United States on December 24 and 25, 2021, according to investigations. They had engaged in unnecessary activities on December 25 and 27, in violation of Hong Kong's Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation, while in medical quarantine.

They were both diagnosed with the Omicron type of Covid-19 and were released from the hospital after getting treatment. In contravention of the regulations, the couple allegedly visited acquaintances and dined in eateries, triggering community broadcasts.

The two people, who have been released on bail, will go on trial on February 9 in separate courts. Anyone who violates the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation shall be found guilty and sentenced to six months in jail and a fine of HK$5,000 ($640).

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