British Man Faces 6 Years in Prison for Breaking Singapore Quarantine
A British man faces up to six years in prison for breaking Singapore’s quarantine rules to meet up with then-fiancée in the same hotel, according to a report.
Nigel Skea, 52, left his room at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel on three occasions in September to meet his now-wife, Agatha Maghesh Eyamala, 39, in another room, Sky News reported.
On one of the occasions, a maskless Skea climbed an emergency stairwell to enter a room that Eyamala had booked at the hotel in downtown Marina Bay, the outlet reported.
He then spent nine hours with Eyamala, who was not under quarantine, Sky reported.
Most travelers are required to stay in an assigned hotel room or at home to quarantine for 14 days after arriving to Singapore, the outlet reported.
Skea pleaded guilty Monday to breaking the country’s coronavirus quarantine, while Eyamala pleaded guilty to aiding her partner in the hotel rendezvous.
The couple will be sentenced Feb. 26 in court, where they each face up to six years in jail and a fine of 10,000 Singapore dollars ($7,558), the outlet reported.
Source: New York Post