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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today stepped up inspections at catering business premises in Tuen Mun and Central & Western Districts and conducted joint operations with Police at food premises in Tuen Mun.

It inspected some 30 catering business premises in both districts.

During the joint operation with Police in Tuen Mun, the department issued fixed penalty tickets to 19 people who were found seated at two tables inside a VIP room of a catering business premises for violating the requirement that no more than four people should be seated together at one table.

It also initiated the procedure on prosecuting that premises and six other catering business premises in a large shopping complex in Admiralty for violating the directions in relation to catering businesses.

They mainly covered violating the requirements on the distance between tables, wearing a mask at all times within the premises except when consuming food or drink and the number of people seated at one table.

The department said it will continue to step up inspections at food premises across the city and conduct joint operations with Police to ensure that food business operators, food handlers and the public strictly comply with the directions under the relevant regulation.

Enforcement action will be taken against offenders to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission in food premises, it added.

The department also appealed to food business operators and food handlers to comply with the regulation to keep workers, customers and the public safe.

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