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


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