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Singapore enacts social distancing regulations with strict penalties for violations
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Singapore enacts social distancing regulations with strict penalties for violations

The Singapore Ministry of Health enacted stay-at-home and social distancing regulations on Thursday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The penalty for violating the regulations is a fine up to $10,000 or imprisonment up to six months or both.

All travelers coming back to Singapore, including citizens and permanent residents, will have to go into quarantine for 14 days. Travelers from the US and the UK arriving after March 25 will have to quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility.

Any person with respiratory symptoms will be issued a certificate by a medical practitioner and must not leave their place of accommodation for five days after the certificate is issued.

Moreover, gatherings outside of school and work are now limited to 10 people. People must maintain at least a one meter distance from each other.

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