6 Men & 1 Woman To Be Charged For Flouting ‘Circuit Breaker’ Rules In Robertson Quay Incident
2 weeks after crowds were spotted at Robertson Quay, police have finally concluded investigations into the incident and identified individuals to be charged.
As such, 7 people will be charged in court on Tuesday (2 Jun) under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.
Crowds were spotted at Robertson Quay on 16 May
The offenders consist of 6 men and 1 woman, all between the ages of 30-52, reports The Straits Times.
For breaching ‘Circuit Breaker’ regulations, first-time offenders may face fines of up to $10,000, jail for up to 6 months, or both.
Robertson Quay recap
The whole incident started when Robertson Quay sported large crowds on 16 May.
Many people sat around unmasked, while others had little regard for safe distancing regulations. A group of 3 were also spotted drinking beer out of plastic cups.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) took immediate action following that. The next day (17 May), they banned the sale of alcohol for takeaway along that stretch.
URA and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) then commenced investigations into the incident on 18 May.
Safe distancing more critical post ‘Circuit Breaker’
Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli has expressed that the government takes safe distancing measures very seriously.
He said in a Facebook post on Saturday (30 May) that they will not hesitate to take action against people who breach the measures.
Mr Masagos also stressed the importance of remaining vigilant post ‘Circuit Breaker’, explaining that more people will be coming in contact with each other.
It will be more critical than ever to practise safe distancing.
Adhere to safe distancing guidelines
While ‘Circuit Breaker’ might be easing, the government’s enforcement of guidelines is certainly not.
Let’s not unnecessarily sabotage ourselves, and just stick to the rules to keep out of trouble.
After all, safety comes first, and we should not take that lightly.