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Robertson Quay crowd under investigation, swift & quick action by Police

Robertson Quay crowd under investigation is quick action by the Police. The police have tracked down ‘a number of the individuals’ who gathered along Robertson Quay over the weekend despite the circuit breaker, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli on Monday (May 18).

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The police have tracked down “a number of the individuals” who gathered along Robertson Quay over the weekend despite the circuit breaker, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli on Monday (May 18).

Robertson Quay crowd under investigation

Robertson Quay crowd under investigation

“These persons are non-Singaporeans, and are currently under police investigation,” he said, adding that the authorities will enforce the law against anybody found breaching safe distancing measures.

In his Facebook post, the minister referred to photos of crowds along Robertson Quay that circulated on social media this past weekend.

The police have tracked down “a number of the individuals” who gathered along Robertson Quay over the weekend despite the circuit breaker, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli on Monday (May 18).

“These persons are non-Singaporeans, and are currently under police investigation,” he said, adding that the authorities will enforce the law against anybody found breaching safe distancing measures.

In his Facebook post, the minister referred to photos of crowds along Robertson Quay that circulated on social media this past weekend.

Patrols in area

He noted that Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) officers have been patrolling the area, and most people and operators there are complying with the measures.

“But some restaurants were selling take-away alcohol, which had contributed to individuals gathering around these premises,” he said.

The URA on Sunday issued a written direction to 10 restaurants to immediately stop the sale of take-away alcohol. The agency will continue monitoring the area with the Singapore Police Force to ensure compliance by operators and individuals.

Mr Masagos said enforcement action will be taken against errant business operators and individuals.

Robertson Quay crowd under investigation
Police are seen patrolling along the park connector along Robertson Quay at 5:30pm on May 17, 2020.

A URA spokesman said on Sunday that the agency has been doing regular patrols in areas such as the Central Business District, Singapore River – which includes Robertson Quay – and conservation districts.

While it found the majority of operators and individuals compliant with circuit breaker measures, nearly 30 fines and five closure orders have been issued in the past month to individuals and business operators.

Said Mr Masagos: “We urge everyone to abide by both the letter and spirit of the law to contain Covid-19. If you see any offenders, please don’t just take photos for a posting. Report it through the OneService app with specific details and photos.”

He also said Singapore is seeing progress made during the circuit breaker, which has been going on for about six weeks, with two more weeks to go.

A URA spokesman said on Sunday that the agency has been doing regular patrols in areas such as the Central Business District, Singapore River – which includes Robertson Quay – and conservation districts.

While it found the majority of operators and individuals compliant with circuit breaker measures, nearly 30 fines and five closure orders have been issued in the past month to individuals and business operators.

Said Mr Masagos: “We urge everyone to abide by both the letter and spirit of the law to contain Covid-19. If you see any offenders, please don’t just take photos for a posting. Report it through the OneService app with specific details and photos.”

He also said Singapore is seeing progress made during the circuit breaker, which has been going on for about six weeks, with two more weeks to go.

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