Woman caught dining at hawker centre in Ang Mo Kio on Day 2 of circuit breaker mode

She was approached by two Enforcement Officers and two policemen.

Kayla Wong | April 08, 2020, 04:54 PM

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A woman was caught eating at a hawker centre on the second day of Singapore's Covid-19 circuit breaker (CCB) mode.

During this period, which lasts from Apr. 7 - May. 4, Singaporeans should only leave the house for essential errands, such as buying food.

Woman approached by officials while eating

Pictures of the incident were circulated on social media and messaging apps on Wednesday, Apr. 8.

In one picture, the woman was seen eating at a table while being approached by what looks like two Enforcement Officers (EOs) in white.

Image via Facebook

In another picture, she was holding a plastic bag while being engaged in conversation with two uniformed policemen.

Image via Facebook

A video capturing the exchange shows the woman waiting while an EO was writing something on a table.

The incident appears to have taken place at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Market and Food Centre.

No dining out now

Dining in at food and beverage outlets are no longer allowed as part of the new CCB measures.

However, takeaways and food delivery services are still allowed.

All social gatherings of any size in both private and public spaces have also been banned under a new Bill passed in Parliament on Tuesday, Apr. 7.

Thousands of advisories issued

Over 7,000 advisories were issued on Day 1 of the CCB period.

Most of these remind members of the public to keep a safe distance when queueing or making payment by following the floor markings.

They were mostly issued at hawker centres and markets.

In addition, more than 2,000 Safe Distancing and SG Clean Ambassadors, as well as EOs, were deployed to HDB (Housing and Development Board) estates across Singapore.

Members of the public are highly advised to comply with the elevated safe distancing measures imposed from now till May 4.

Any person caught breaching these enhanced safe distancing measures will be issued a written advisory immediately.

However, should the person refuse to comply with the measures, the EO will take down his or her personal particulars, and issue a written stern warning.

The police may then be contacted for follow-up action.

Offenders can face fines or imprisonment, or both

Under the Covid-19 Temporary Measures Bill passed in Parliament on Apr. 7, first-time offenders can face a fine of up to S$10,000, imprisonment of up to six months, or both.

Second or subsequent offenders may receive a fine of up to S$20,000, imprisonment of up to 12 months, or both.

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Top image adapted via Facebook 


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