Violators Of Social Distancing In Singapore To Face Jail Time
SOCIAL DISTANCING VIOLATORS – Amid the coronavirus pandemic, one thing has always been emphasized by health experts – adhere to social distancing.
Through social distancing, the spread of the new coronavirus reduces dramatically. Previously, a COVID-19 patient in South Korea who failed to adhere to social distancing was linked to 80% of the country’s cases.
As such, social distancing has been an integral part of containing the viral threat. In some countries, a lockdown had already been imposed to force residents into staying indoors.
Meanwhile, Singapore made it an offense to intentionally stand near another person. Additionally, violators may find themselves faced with jail time and a fine.
In terms of handling the coronavirus outbreak, Singapore had received international praise for its measures against COVID-19.
Moreover, according to an article from ABS-CBN, Singapore had also imposed a 10-person limit to gatherings outside work, schools, and large events. Additionally, residents are required to be 1 meter apart from each other in a public place.
Those who violate the law can be fined up to S$10,000 or $6,990 USD. Along with this, violators may be jailed for up to 6 months or even be sentenced with both.
As per the report, the new law would be enforced until April 30, 2020. With other countries such as Italy imposing a lockdown, Singapore has avoided the measure thanks to its strict implementation of rules.
Currently, there are 525,807 cases of COVID-19 infections worldwide. Along with this, 23,714 have died due to the virus. Meanwhile, 123,329 have recovered.
Meanwhile, in Singapore, there have been 683 reported infections to date.
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