The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (26 Feb) served charges against Chinese nationals Hu Jun and Shi Sha for false information to its officials during their process of contact tracing of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mr Hu, 38, is from Wuhan while his wife Ms Shi, 36, is a resident of Singapore.
Mr Hu arrived in Singapore on 22 January, and was diagnosed with COVID-19 on 31 January. Mr Hu was discharged from the hospital on 19 February after he had recovered.
Ms Shi was issued a quarantine order earlier on 1 February, as she was identified as a close contact of Mr Hu. This was part of the contact tracing process by MOH to identify those who may have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 while symptomatic.
The couple’s case will be heard in court this Friday (28 Feb).