SINGAPORE – A person who unlawfully left his home to get a tattoo despite having a medical certificate (MC) for acute higher respiratory tract an infection amid the Covid-19 outbreak has been advised to serve a day reporting order (DRO) of three months.
Which means as a substitute of spending time behind bars, Tan Fu Yu, 21, should report back to a day reporting centre for monitoring and counselling. DROs are administered by the Singapore Jail Service.
On Tuesday (Feb 22), the Singaporean was additionally given a group service order (CSO), which entails supervised group service for a given interval.
Tan has to carry out 50 hours of group service inside a 12 months.
On Nov 26 final 12 months, he pleaded responsible in a district court docket to leaving his residence and not using a affordable excuse regardless of being given a related MC.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Jane Lim had earlier advised the court docket that Tan went to Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic at round 3pm on Dec 8, 2020, to hunt remedy for a dry cough and an itchy throat.
A health care provider later identified him as having an acute higher respiratory tract an infection and advised him to endure a swab take a look at for Covid-19.
The physician additionally issued Tan with an MC, excusing him from work or faculty for 3 days.
The MC additionally said that Tan was required by legislation to remain at residence till his swab take a look at confirmed a unfavourable end result.
Tan acknowledged the physician’s rationalization, collected his MC and left the session room.
The DPP mentioned: “As a substitute of going for his Covid-19 swab take a look at and gathering his medicines, the defendant left (the polyclinic) and returned to his residence by bus.
“The nurse tried to contact the defendant on his cell phone a number of occasions, however the calls had been unanswered.”
The following day, Tan left his Ang Mo Kio flat and took a private-hire automobile to a Sin Ming Street tattoo studio to get his chest inked.
He reached the studio at round 1.40pm. After the tattooing session, he left the studio at round 3pm and took a bus residence.
Tan went for a polymerase chain response take a look at for Covid-19 solely on Sept 19 final 12 months and acquired a unfavourable end result.