Quarantine breaker spends night in jail


A MAN who broke his home quarantine order repeatedly and went out drinking was found late on Friday – and spent the night in isolation at the Central Police Station. 

Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong called his behaviour “madness.” And the Home Affairs Minister promised that the man would be dealt with.  

The 50-year-old Chinese man was found at the same Queen Street coffee shop where he had sparked a panic on Wednesday night by showing off his quarantine order.  

He was picked up just as police were getting ready to release his picture to the media to name, shame and locate him. 

Quarantined on April 29, he was not at his Telok Blangah Rise flat when security firm Cisco's officers called twice.  

When he first showed off his quarantine order, a customer at the coffeeshop called an ambulance, which took him to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.  

 

Released after several hours, he still would not stay at home. 

Cisco reported him to the police on Thursday. 

 

He was detained on Friday. 

At Kallang Theatre last night, Goh singled him out to show how one irresponsible person could endanger many. 

 

It was madness, he said, that despite being quarantined, he was so bold as to leave home and show off his quarantine order in public. –The Straits Times/Asia News Network  

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