COVID-19: Man accused of leaving house on last day of quarantine

Wan Ting Koh
·Reporter
·1-min read
George Heng Seng Huat seen leaving the State Courts on 22 May 2020. (Photo: Yahoo News Singapore)
George Heng Seng Huat seen leaving the State Courts on 22 May 2020. (Photo: Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — On the last day of his quarantine order, he allegedly left his house without getting official permission.

The 54-year-old Singaporean was charged on Friday (22 May) with breaching the order on two occasions on 24 February.

George Heng Seng Huat allegedly breached the order, which was between 10 and 24 February, when he left his residence at Block 65 Marine Drive to walk around at about 2.53pm.

He also visited another flat at Marine Parade Central from between 3.14pm and 3.33pm.

Heng, who was listed as “a contact” of COVID-19 by the health authorities, told District Judge Lorraine Ho, “I would like to plead guilty but I would like to speak to your honour”, adding that he was having financial issues.

The next mention in court to hear Heng’s plea will be on 3 June.

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