The Health Bureau, in a statement late Tuesday night, urged arrivals to cooperate with anti-epidemic personnel at the city’s various border checkpoints, pointing out that anyone failing to do so could face criminal charges.
The statement mentioned an incident involving a local student returning on Tuesday evening from the US who at the local airport refused to obey the required health surveillance measures. According to the statement, the student’s mother appeared with a lawyer at the airport.
The statement also mentioned an incident at the airport early on Tuesday when the parents of six Portuguese minors refused to a sign a medical surveillance notification.
It took officials several hours in each incident to solve the matter, the statement pointed out.