Singapore Minister for Home Affairs said the government would not hesitate to punish people who evade quarantine under the anti-Covid-19 regulations.
On February 26, the Singapore Immigration Control Agency (ICA) said a 45-year-old man was stripped of his long-term residence card and banned entry in the lion island because he did not comply with the isolation order. at home.
The man went to China recently and was sent a quarantine notice upon arriving at Changi Airport on February 20, ICA said.
45-year-old man banned from entry because he evaded quarantine. Photo: Aiman Abdullah.
However, this person did not answer the phone calls and was not present at the declared residence when ICA staff came to check for quarantine later.
On February 23, despite being notified by the authorities of the quarantine order, the man still deliberately left Singapore at Changi Airport. ICA subsequently refused to grant a re-entry permit and deprived the person’s permanent residence card.
Quarantine notices apply to Singaporeans and people who live and work here in areas affected by the disease outbreak in the past 2 weeks. The government required all of them to stay at home and quarantine themselves within 14 days.
People returning from an infected area are required to be quarantined for 14 days. Photo: CNA.
In a Facebook post on February 27, Singapore Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam said that the government would not hesitate to severely punish cases of people who evade quarantine.
“Some people say this may be a bit strict. However, at this stage we need everyone to cooperate,” he said.
As of February 25, Singapore recorded 91 cases of corona virus infection, of which 33 were still hospitalized and 7 were in critical condition.