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Briton jailed for sneaking out of Singapore quarantine hotel room

Written by on 26/02/2021

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

Nigel Skea was also fined 1,000 Singapore dollars ($753) for breaking coronavirus rules 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.

On Monday he pleaded guilty to breaking the country’s coronavirus quarantine order.

Eyamalai admitted one charge of aiding Skea and was sentenced to a week in jail.

Skea is the first Briton to be jailed in Singapore for breaking coronavirus rules. A handful of others have had their work passes revoked and paid fines.

 Sky News

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