A 20-year-old Singaporean man, Sow Kaiser, will be charged in court on 18 June 2021 for: (a) abetting the breach of Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements by a person on SHN at a SHN dedicated facility; and (b) trespassing into the premises of an SHN dedicated facility.
2. On 28 November 2020 at about 3.00 pm, Sow visited his friend who was serving a SHN at a hotel and spent about an hour in his friend’s room before leaving. Sow allegedly took a lift and entered the hotel’s restricted area, where he then took a service lift to where the friend was serving her SHN. Sow was subsequently spotted by the hotel’s security guard but left the hotel’s premises before he could be apprehended.
3. To safeguard our community’s health and safety, everyone needs to play their part and comply with the SHN requirements. Those who fail to comply will be liable to prosecution under the Infectious Diseases (COVID-19 – Stay Orders) Regulations 2020. The penalty may be a fine of up to S$10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to six months.
4. In addition, those found guilty for the offence of criminal trespass under Section 447 of the Penal Code shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of up to three months, or a fine of up to $1,500, or both.
5. Members of the public can report information about anyone who fails to comply with SHN requirements to ICA at go.gov.sg/reportshnbreach or call 6812 5555. More information on the prevailing SHN and swab requirements for travellers can be found on the SafeTravel website.
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
18 JUNE 2021