The Police are investigating seven men and five women, aged between 20 and 44, for alleged non-compliance with safe distancing measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.
On 26 March 2021, the Police conducted a raid on a shophouse along Joo Chiat Road and found 12 persons who were allegedly consuming alcohol, singing karaoke and socialising in the unit.
The unit did not have any public entertainment licence or liquor licence. Karaoke equipment found at the unit was seized as a case exhibit. A 27-year-old man, who is believed to be the operator of the unit, will be investigated for offences under the Public Entertainments Act and Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015. The offences of providing public entertainment and supplying liquor without a valid licence each carry a fine of up to $20,000.
Members of the public are advised to take the prevailing safe distancing measures seriously. For non-compliance with safe distancing measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, offenders may be jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$10,000, or both.
The Police will continue to take tough enforcement action against illicit activities. Those found engaging in illicit activities, or in breach of safe distancing measures, will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.
Source: Singapore Police Force