COVID-19: Briton jailed for breaking Singapore quarantine order to see fiancee

Nigel Skea climbed an emergency stairwell in order to spend nine hours with his partner.

2/26/2021 2:52:00 PM

A British man has been jailed for two weeks for sneaking out of his Singapore quarantine hotel room to visit his fiancee

Nigel Skea climbed an emergency stairwell in order to spend nine hours with his partner.

Nigel Skea was also fined 1,000 Singapore dollars (£540) for breakingcoronavirusrules in the city-state.Skea, 52, left his room at the five-star Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore hotel without wearing a mask on three occasions in September to visit his then fiancee - now wife - Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai in a nearby room.

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She pleaded guilty to one charge of aiding Skea and was sentenced to a week in jail.Live COVID updates from UK and around worldAdvertisementDistrict judge Jasvender Kaur said the sentences were meant to send a"clear message" that restrictions should be followed.

The court was told that on one occasion during his quarantine, Skea climbed an emergency stairwell in order to get into Eyamalai's room where they spent nine hours together. Read more: Sky News »

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Good on Singapore agencies to enforce their laws... Let him suffer Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. They don’t mess about over there .