Singapore jails woman who left Covid quarantine to claim lottery winnings, go window-shopping


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A 60-year-old Singapore woman was sentenced to jail for nine weeks on Wednesday after she violated Covid-19 laws by leaving her home to eat, get vaccinated and collect her lottery winnings while under a quarantine order last year. Ang Siew Wah was a close contact of a Covid-19 patient at the time. She eventually tested negative for the coronavirus. The Singaporean, whom the prosecution described as a recalcitrant offender, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of breaching the Infectious Diseases Act by exposing others to the risk of infection. Four other similar charges were taken into consideration during sentencing....