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Short Update: Man in Singapore arrested and fined $1500 after leaving quarantine 30 minutes early

FairTrialsAdmin - April 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, New criminal offences

A man has been arrested and fined $1500 under Singapore’s Infectious Diseases Act after he left his quarantine 30 minutes before it was due to end. He had been ordered to quarantine for several days, and had misunderstood the time it would end. 

Offenders convicted of leaving their homes without the director of medical services' permission can be jailed for up to six months and fined up to $10,000. 

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