S'pore authorities confirm Nas Daily had exemption approved to film video, didn't break circuit breaker rules

The public had questioned his filming on-site during the circuit breaker period.

Guan Zhen Tan | May 14, 2020, 03:35 PM

Singapore-based vlogger Nuseir Yassin, who manages Nas Daily, posted a video on Facebook on Apr. 23.

Took footage for video during circuit breaker period

Titled “Can Covid-19 cancel Ramadan?”, the Nuseir talked about how Muslims and the mosques are adapting in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, which also coincided with the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

The video featured Nuseir going down to Masjid Sultan, also known as the Sultan Mosque at Kampong Glam.

It is unclear when footage of the video was taken, but there was some debate by online commenters as to whether what he was doing was considered flouting the safe distancing and circuit breaker measures.

The measures kicked in on Apr. 7.

Screenshot via Nas Daily's Facebook video
Mothership.sg understands that a safe-distancing complaint may have also been filed against Nuseir's actions via the OneService app.

MTI responds

In response to Mothership.sg's queries, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said it has checked and verified that the Nas Daily production team had applied for, and received a Time-Limited Exemption (TLE) to conduct the filming.

According to the GoBusiness Covid website, a time-limited extension can be applied by companies who need to activate employees to work on-site for short periods of time -- less than a day, specifically.

The total number of employees deployed for the period should not exceed 10 pax, or 25 per cent of the total number of employees in the company, whichever is lower.

Employees must also carry out their work while adhering to safe distancing measures.

An application is required one day before the required date of use, and companies are allowed to submit up to two TLE applications each week with effect from Apr. 26.

Top image via Nas Daily's Facebook video