Man who didn't want to lose $100 work incentive jailed for refusing sick leave, Covid-19 swab test

18/1/2022 11:07:00 AM

Man who didn't want to lose $100 work incentive jailed for refusing sick leave, Covid-19 swab test - A pest control technician who had a cough for around three weeks was suspected to have Covid-19 and was told to take a swab test and remain at home.But he continued to work, as he did not want to forfeit a $100 monthly work incentive, and visited multiple locations and had lunch with colleagues.

On Tuesday (Jan 18), A Rahim M. Taha, 59, pleaded guilty to a single charge of flouting Covid-19 rules and was jailed for five months.The court heard that the Singaporean worked as a pest control technician with Verminator and was a team supervisor.He often drove with two other colleagues to locations in the east of Singapore to conduct vector control services like the inspection of rodent and mosquito infestations.

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