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People face six months in jail for STANDING next to someone under new coronavirus laws in Singapore

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Singaporeans could be jailed for six months if they intentionally stand close to someone else, under tough new rules announced Friday to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

The city-state has introduced a series of new measures to tackle the virus, including closing bars and cinemas as well as banning large events.

One step aimed at ensuring ‘social-distancing’ – a key approach being used worldwide to halt the spread of the contagious disease – is a ban on individuals standing less than one metre (three feet) apart in certain settings.

Singaporeans could be fined £6,000 or jailed for up to six months for standing within three feet of each-other as part of strict measures to stop coronavirus spreading.

People are barred from intentionally standing too close to someone else in a queue, or sitting on a seat less than one metre from another individual in a public place, according to the regulations.

Those found guilty of breaking the rules face a jail term of up to six months and a maximum fine of Sg$10,000 (US$7,000).

Source: Daily Mail