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08 May 2020

8th May 2020

          A 38-year-old male Singapore Citizen, Soh Seng Chye Francis, was charged in court on 8 May 2020 for an offence under Section 34(7) of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020, after allegedly contravening Regulation 6 of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, which prohibits social gatherings during the circuit breaker period.
 
2.      On the evening of 8 April 2020, Soh had attended a social gathering at Lye Bao Ru’s residence that lasted approximately an hour. The gathering involved five other individuals from Lye’s household.
 
3.      Under Regulation 6 of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, all social gatherings among individuals not living in the same place of residence are prohibited from 7 April to 1 June 2020 (both dates inclusive).
 
4.      Any person convicted of an offence under Section 34(7) of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 is liable to a fine of up to $10,000, or up to six months’ imprisonment, or both.
 
5.      The Ministry of Health will not hesitate to take enforcement action against those who fail to comply with the COVID-19 regulations.
 
 
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
8 MAY 2020