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A 64-year-old man of Indian origin in Singapore has been sentenced to two weeks in prison for violating Corona regulations. There are allegations that the person did not wear a mask even though he was infected with Corona and also coughed on his colleagues. According to media reports, the man has been identified as Tamilselvam who worked as a cleaner in Leong Hup Singapore.
Accusation of intentional coughing
According to media reports, on 18 October 2021, Tamilselvam told his assistant logistics manager during work that he was not feeling well. As the corona epidemic was spreading at that time, Tamilselvam’s corona test was done. In which Tamilselvam was found corona infected. After this, Tamilselvam was asked to go home. It is alleged that Tamilselvam did not go home immediately and reached his deputy logistics manager’s office to inform him about this.
The deputy logistics manager had already found out that Tamilselvam was infected with Corona. In such a situation, he asked Tamilselvam to leave the office immediately. It is alleged that Tamilselvam had gone through the door but returned to the office coughing. This entire incident was caught in the CCTV camera installed in the office. Not only this, even after this Tamilselvam jokingly lowered his mask and coughed several times. This upset colleagues. Another clerk suffered from a kidney disease, which caused him much trouble. However, no one contracted corona after this incident.
“Cough like a joke”
Colleagues complained about this to the police. During the investigation, Tamilselvam told that he had done this as a joke and that he did not take the corona infection seriously. The court found Tamilselvam guilty and said that this was no laughing matter and that Tamilselvam deliberately disobeyed the order to leave the premises. Let us tell you that for violating the Corona regulations in Singapore, the penalty can be six months in prison and a fine of 10 thousand Singapore dollars.