A group of six chess fans did not want to leave even when caught red-handed at Kwai Shing East Estate breaking social-distancing legislation, according to a police source. Photo: SCMP A group of six chess fans did not want to leave even when caught red-handed at Kwai Shing East Estate breaking social-distancing legislation, according to a police source. Photo: SCMP
A group of six chess fans did not want to leave even when caught red-handed at Kwai Shing East Estate breaking social-distancing legislation, according to a police source. Photo: SCMP

Coronavirus: six fined in Hong Kong’s first Covid-19 prosecutions for illegal public gathering

  • Chess players and observers each slapped with HK$2,000 fine after they refused to break up the game on a New Territories public housing estate
  • Hong Kong government has banned public gatherings of more than four people to help prevent Covid-19’s spread

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A group of six chess fans did not want to leave even when caught red-handed at Kwai Shing East Estate breaking social-distancing legislation, according to a police source. Photo: SCMP A group of six chess fans did not want to leave even when caught red-handed at Kwai Shing East Estate breaking social-distancing legislation, according to a police source. Photo: SCMP
A group of six chess fans did not want to leave even when caught red-handed at Kwai Shing East Estate breaking social-distancing legislation, according to a police source. Photo: SCMP
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