MOH: People Who Go Out During 5-Day MC Might be Jailed or Fined Up to $10K

You’d have known by now that due to a person’s irresponsible act, all 360 PCF Sparkletots centres had to be shut down for four days, and parents all over Singapore wonder if they should continue to take more leave.

And it seems like Ministry of Health has enough of it: a latest update of the Infectious Diseases Act made by the MOH would deter more people from being irresponsible.

Because the word “jail” is used.

Want to Eat Bak Kut Teh in a Hawker Centre When You’re on MC? You Can’t

Last month, GPs were advised to give five days of MC to patients with respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose. Those were the good old days when daily reports of new cases were less than 10 and we still can queue up while looking at what the person in front of us is typing on his phone.

Abuse of MC aside, it seems like human beings haven’t been good human beings after all, because MOH is now setting rules for the MCs.

From now on, if you receive the five-day MC (it’s unclear if MCs for other conditions fall into this rule), you’ve essentially just received a “5-day Stay-Home Notice”: from the day the MC is issued to the end of the MC, you cannot leave your house at all.

If you need to leave your house, it should only be to seek medical attention.

If you die die want to eat bak kut teh at a Woodlands hawker centre, you could be fined up to $10,000 or jailed up to six months.

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In other words, we can now confirm that Netflix has officially become everyone’s best friend.

For more information about this 5-day MC and Public Health Preparedness Clinics, you might want to check out this video done by the Government: