Singapore authorities in connection with the difficult epidemiological situation in China have accused a Chinese citizen infected with the coronavirus (Covid - 19) and his Singaporean wife of providing false information about their travel history, a criminal case against them has been sent to court, the Republican Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.
The Ministry said in a statement that Hu Jun, a 38-year-old resident of Wuhan, China, and his wife, Shi Sha, a 36-year-old resident of Singapore, gave false information about their movements and whereabouts between January 22 and 29 this year. According to the Ministry of Health, their case will be considered in court on Friday, February 28.
It is reported that Hu Jun arrived in Singapore on January 22. The man was diagnosed with a coronavirus on January 31. He recovered and was released from the hospital on February 19. However, due to the fact that he and his wife lied about their movements after returning to Singapore, the authorities were not able to establish in time the range of possible contacts of this person while he was a carrier of the virus.
The Minister's statement notes that any person who violates the Singapore law on infectious diseases is subject to a fine of $7150 and six months in prison.