One British national and two Singaporeans were charged on Friday (15 January) for allegedly breaching their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
In a statement today, the ICA said that the British national, who was serving the SHN in Ritz-Carlton Millenia at the time of the alleged offences, had purportedly left his room on three occurrences on 21 September last year.
Skea Nigel, 52, was with his Singaporean fiancée Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai, 39, on the last occurrence.
The Singaporean woman was not subjected to an SHN but had reserved a separate room in the same hotel.
The couple reportedly met on the 27th floor, where Ms Eyamalai was staying. She had allegedly opened the emergency exit door for Mr Nigel, the charge sheet read, as reported by CNA.
Mr Nigel, who allegedly did not wear a mask upon leaving his room, was said to have spent the night with Ms Eyamalai in her room from about 2.30 am to 11.40 am.
Separately, a Singaporean was served with the SHN on his return to Singapore from Batam on 17 March last year.
Instead of going to the declared SHN address on the same day, Abdul Rahman B Mohamed Hanafiah, 71, took a bus and walked around Geylang Serai before spending the night in the Bedok housing estate.
From 18 March to 24 March last year, the man also breached his SHN when he went back to work as a security officer without informing his company or manager of his SHN.
During the duration of his 14-day SHN, the man also visited various public places.
CNA noted that according to court documents, the places included Geylang Serai, Haig Road, Joo Chiat Complex, the Bedok area and the Block 35 Chai Chee Avenue Neighbourhood Police Post.
Mr Nigel was charged under the Infectious Diseases (COVID-19 – Stay Orders) Regulations 2020 and COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.
Ms Eyamalai was charged under the Infectious Diseases (COVID-19 – Stay Orders) Regulations 2020 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code for allegedly abetting his breach of SHN requirements.
Mr Abdul Rahman was charged under Section 21A of the Infectious Diseases Act.
Those found guilty of breaching the Infectious Diseases (COVID-19 – Stay Orders) Regulations 2020, including by tampering with and/or removing the electronic monitoring device during the SHN period, may be prosecuted and, if found guilty, subject to a fine of up to S$10,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to six months.
Foreigners may face additional administrative actions by ICA and/or MOM. Such actions include revoking or shortening the validity of their permits and stay/work passes in Singapore, ICA warned.