COVID-19: Man to be charged for breaching Stay-Home Notice to meet friend

(PHOTO: Getty Images)
(PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — A 32-year-old Singaporean man will be charged on Friday (17 April) for breaching his Stay-Home Notice (SHN) to meet a friend.

Foo Ching Guan will be charged under the Infectious Diseases (COVID-19 – Stay Orders) Regulations 2020, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority said in a statement on Thursday. If convicted, he faces a fine of up to $10,000, or up to six months’ jail, or both.

Foo arrived in Singapore from Thailand on 17 March and was served with an SHN for the period from 17 March to 31 March. On 29 March, he left his place of residence at Kreta Ayer Road and took a private hire vehicle to meet a friend at Sengkang Central to settle some personal matters.

With effect from 16 March, 2359 hours, all residents, Long-Term Pass holders and short-term visitors entering Singapore with travel history to any other Asean countries within the last 14 days would be issued an SHN and must remain in their place of residence at all times for 14 days.

From 20 March, 2359 hours, the requirements were extended to these groups of people entering Singapore regardless of travel history, and from 9 April, 2359 hours, those entering Singapore were required to serve a 14-day self isolation at dedicated SHN facilities.

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