Singapore man charged with meeting friend in Phase 1 to play Mobile Legends

A group of teenage boys playing mobile game.
A group of teenage boys playing mobile game. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — A 19-year-old man who met another person during Phase 1 of Singapore's reopening to play the online game Mobile Legends at a multi-storey carpark was charged in court on Wednesday (19 May).

Dave Darren Savuryrajoo was handed five charges for breaching COVID-19 regulations in April and June last year.

He is said to have left his residence at Choa Chu Kang to meet a female individual at Hougang for her birthday on 13 June last year.

On 14 June last year, he is alleged to have failed to wear a mask over his nose and mouth at the multi-storey carpark, at Block 567A Hougang Street 51, at 4.23am. He is also said to have met another person to play Mobile Legends at the same carpark.

Earlier in April, when the circuit breaker was still in force, Dave is said to have met another person outside of his residence to drink beer, at about 9.45pm on 10 April.

Court records indicate that Dave intends to plead guilty on 30 June.

Singapore imposed a partial lockdown, known as the circuit breaker, from 7 April to 1 June last year. During this time, individuals were only allowed to leave their residence for essential purposes.

During Singapore's Phase 1 reopening, imposed from 2 to 18 June, individuals were only allowed to leave home for essential activities as well.

For breaching COVID-19 regulations, Dave faces a jail term of up to six months and/or a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted.

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