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Indian woman jailed for two weeks in Singapore for not wearing mask

(PTI) Singapore, Ta. .

A 21-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore has been sentenced to two weeks in prison and fined 2,000 for not wearing a mask outside her home.

According to media reports, Paramjit Kaur has been accused of not wearing nose and mouth masks outside the house and spreading nuisance to the general public. District Judge Ronald Guy also considered five other charges for sentencing a woman of Indian origin.

Three of the charges relate to breaking Corona’s rules, while the other two charges relate to not reporting a change of home address and not signing at the police station.

Kaur was jailed for two weeks and fined Sh2,000. Kaur was also convicted and fined last year for not wearing a mask.

Kaur was arrested on May 4 last year and sentenced the next day. For the first time in Singapore, not wearing a mask carries a jail term of up to six months and a fine of up to Sh10,000. When caught without a second mask, he was sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of up to S50,000.

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