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Covid-19: Police investigating 70 people found singing, drinking in large gatherings

SINGAPORE — The police are investigating 47 men and 23 women who were found drinking and singing in three separate gatherings, in a possible breach of Covid-19 safety regulations.

The scene from a gathering in an office unit along Jalan Bukit Merah where 19 men and seven women were allegedly found mingling, drinking and singing.

The scene from a gathering in an office unit along Jalan Bukit Merah where 19 men and seven women were allegedly found mingling, drinking and singing.

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SINGAPORE — The police are investigating 47 men and 23 women who were found drinking and singing in three separate gatherings, in a possible breach of Covid-19 safety regulations.

The police said in a statement on Sunday (May 16) that on May 7, they were attending to a case of dispute at an industrial unit along Kaki Bukit Road when they heard loud music coming from another unit.

Nine men and six women, aged between 20 and 42, were allegedly found drinking and singing inside the unit.

On the same day, the police were tipped off on another gathering at a residential unit along Greenwood Avenue in the Bukit Timah district.

They found 19 men and 10 women, aged between 15 and 41, mingling, drinking and singing inside the house.

The police arrested two men: A 23-year-old who purportedly kept using vulgarities to verbally abuse the police officers and a 40-year-old who was found to be in possession of substances believed to be controlled drugs.

Items seized from a gathering at a residential unit along Greenwood Avenue. Photo: Singapore Police Force

On May 14, the police raided a gathering in an office unit along Jalan Bukit Merah.

There, 19 men and seven women, aged between 24 and 56, were allegedly found mingling, drinking and singing inside the office.

For all three incidents, public entertainment and liquor were believed to be supplied without a valid licence.

Karaoke equipment, supplies of alcohol and party accessories were seized as case exhibits.

The offences of providing public entertainment and providing liquor without a valid licence each carries a fine of up to S$20,000.

Those who use abusive language towards a public servant may be jailed for up to 12 months and fined.

For non-compliance with safe distancing rules under the Covid-19 laws, offenders may be jailed for up to six months or fined up to S$10,000, or both.

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