Chinese couple to serve jail sentence for Covid-19 offences after dropping appeal

11/1/2022 6:18:00 PM

Chinese couple to serve jail sentence for Covid-19 offences after dropping appeal

will serve their jail sentence after deciding to discontinue their appeals on Tuesday (Jan 11).On Nov 24 last year, Hu Jun, 40, was sentenced to five months' jail for deliberately withholding information from a health officer. His wife Shi Sha, 38, was sentenced to six months' jail on four charges -

for withholding information, giving false information and failing to respond fully and truthfully to a health officer.Hu was in Singapore as a short-term visitor while Shi was a long-term visit pass holder when they broke the law, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a statement on Tuesday.

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very good...haha A fine would have sufficed. Why the need to destroy their lives?

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convicted of lying to Ministry of Health (MOH) officials and obstructing contact tracing for Covid-19 will serve their jail sentence after deciding to discontinue their appeals on Tuesday (Jan 11).Copy to clipboard https://str.Copy to clipboard https://str.LinkedIn BEIJING : Despite Omicron concerns, Beijing will not adjust its COVID-19 prevention measures for the Winter Olympics unless there are many cases inside the"closed-loop", Huang Chun, an official with the Beijing Games organising committee, said on Tuesday.

On Nov 24 last year, Hu Jun, 40, was sentenced to five months' jail for deliberately withholding information from a health officer. His wife Shi Sha, 38, was sentenced to six months' jail on four charges - for withholding information, giving false information and failing to respond fully and truthfully to a health officer. Starting Tuesday (Jan 11), vaccinated foreign tourists can enter Krabi, Phang Nga, and Koh Samui in addition to Phuket under the so-called sandbox programme that won't require them to go through quarantine, provided they spend at least a week in these destinations. Hu was in Singapore as a short-term visitor while Shi was a long-term visit pass holder when they broke the law, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a statement on Tuesday. Delta said it cancelled Detroit to Shanghai flights last Friday and Jan 14 due to the Chinese rule requiring"all affected carriers", whose passengers test positive for Covid-19,"to cancel inbound service on certain China flights. Their immigration passes were subsequently cancelled and they were issued with special passes to facilitate their court proceedings. The tourism-reliant nation indefinitely suspended a wider quarantine-free programme last week to quell a flareup in new cases, though it helped attract some 350,000 travellers in just two months. They were the first people to be charged under the Infectious Diseases Act in relation to Covid-19. But organisers have room to make adjustments to COVID-19 control measures if necessary, said Huang, at a briefing in Beijing.

Shi was living in Singapore when her husband flew here from Wuhan - the epicentre of Covid-19 at the time. "The suspension came during the peak travel season so the impact on the sector is quite significant. The seven-day average for new cases has doubled in the last 10 days to 704,000. In an earlier statement, MOH said Hu arrived in Singapore on Jan 22, 2020, and was confirmed to be infected with Covid-19 nine days later. He recovered and was discharged from hospital on Feb 19.24 billion) in 2019. Shi was identified as his close contact and issued a quarantine order on Feb 1 after MOH initiated contact tracing to identify those who may have been exposed to Hu. The US Transportation Department (Usdot) did not immediately comment late Monday. Between Jan 22 and 28, Hu had travelled to Long Beach @ Stevens restaurant in Stevens Road and Ngee Ann City shopping centre in Orchard Road, among other places. "It may take years for a full normalisation of global tourism, in fact.

Senior public health officer Georgina Lim testified in court that Shi had told her she was in isolation at home with her husband. But Land Transport Authority records showed Shi had booked rides from private-hire car service Grab to several locations - including Ngee Ann City - in late January, said Ms Lim." The resort island of Phuket, which was the first Thai province to waive mandatory quarantine for immunised travelers from July 1, is currently grappling with its biggest surge in daily cases since the pandemic began, with about 60 per cent of its hospital beds occupied. China told United in August it was imposing curbs on some flights after it alleged five passengers who travelled from San Francisco to Shanghai tested positive for Covid-19 on July 21. Deputy Public Prosecutor Timotheus Koh said that by lying to contact tracers, they had hindered a critical exercise by MOH to stem the spread of Covid-19. After their sentencing, the couple indicated their intention to appeal in the High Court. "The outbreak situation in Phuket is no different than many other countries. ICA will make arrangements to deport the couple and bar them from re-entering Singapore after they have served their sentences." A long-standing US-China air agreement allows the countries to operate over 100 weekly flights between the two nations but only a fraction of those are currently operating.

ICA said it takes a serious view of foreigners who commit offences under the Infectious Diseases Act."What Thailand did with the suspension and the adjustment showed that we were quick to make a call to limit the damage, and made changes as we learned more. "Their actions may compromise the precautionary measures put in place to manage the transmission risk of Covid-19. ICA will not hesitate to take action against such foreigners," it said. On Tuesday, Thailand reported 7,133 new cases. Join. More On This Topic .