S'porean man openly flouts SHN after returning from Myanmar, called out by Facebook friends

The Ministry of Health has announced stricter penalties for those who do not comply with Stay-Home Notices.

Mandy How | March 25, 2020, 12:34 PM

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From Mar. 20, all travellers entering Singapore will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

People under SHN have to remain in their place of residence at all times.

But one man in Singapore not only went out for bak kut teh the day he touched down, but posted that he was "feeling fantastic" about it on Facebook.

The man identifies himself as a photographer in his profile.

In the comments, plenty of Facebook friends were seen calling him out for flouting his SHN.

The photographer then replied that his SHN hasn't started, as he was allegedly told by the customs officer that the following day would be Day 1.

However, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH), this is because the day of touchdown is considered Day 0 — which is also the day SHN commences.

One commenter even warned him of the consequences:

Called out in separate Facebook post

In fact, one friend was so upset that he made a Facebook post out of the above screenshots.

According to this friend, the photographer had returned from Myanmar one to two days ago.

The post was uploaded on the morning of Mar. 24, and deleted on the same night.

Myanmar confirmed its first two cases of Covid-19 on Mar. 23, both of who are imported cases.

On Mar. 24, MOH said that it will be promulgating regulations under the Infectious Diseases Act to provide enhanced penalties for breaches of SHNs.

Top image via Facebook user