S'porean man charged for breaching CB measures after allegedly attending social gathering for an hour

The gathering lasted about an hour.

Tanya Ong | May 08, 2020, 12:03 PM


Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg

A 38-year-old male Singaporean was charged on Friday, May 8 after allegedly contravening circuit breaker measures.

Under Regulation 6 of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, all social gatherings among individuals not living in the same place of residence are prohibited from Apr. 7 to June 1 (both dates inclusive).

According to a Ministry of Health press release on Apr. 8, Soh Seng Chye Francis had attended a social gathering at Lye Bao Ru’s residence on Apr. 8.

The gathering, which involved five other individuals from Lye’s household, lasted approximately an hour.

Any person convicted of an offence under Section 34(7) of the Covid-19(Temporary Measures) Act 2020 is liable to a fine of up to S$10,000, or up to six months’ imprisonment, or both.

Previously, in a Facebook post, one Francis Soh had uploaded photos of an "illegal gathering" on Apr. 8, including a photograph of five people around a table of food.

He said: "We are having a illegal gathering.. So what? Enjoy the food to the max."

The caption, which was also written in Chinese, read: "How rare that these two beautiful ladies [names redacted] did the cooking, what a gain."

Image screen captured and shared by Mothership reader.

The Ministry of Health said they will not hesitate to take enforcement action against those who fail to comply with the Covid-19 regulations.

Previously, six youths have been fined for flouting safe distancing measures.

A woman was also charged in court on May 5 after being arrested for not wearing a mask.

Top photo screenshots contributed by Mothership reader, photo by Nigel Chua.