Singapore has introduced strict new rules to help curb the spread of the coronavirus — and citizens who don’t take them seriously could face harsh punishments. As of today, Singaporeans are required to maintain a distance of at least one meter (a little over 3 feet) from the people around them. People who defy the order could be fined up to $10,000 Singapore dollars ($7,000 U.S.) or be arrested and face up to six months in jail. In some cases, both penalties may be enforced.This social distancing enforcement policy is one of a string of new laws aimed at curtailing the ongoing health crisis.  “We need all Singaporeans to play their part in the fight against COVID-19. Everyone should observe the safe distancing measures announced, and fully comply with the quarantine order and SHN issued by authorities,” the Ministry of Health said in the announcement.Officials go on to warn that if people do not obey, they will use more drastic measures later. After recently banning short-term visitors from entering or transiting through Singapore, the country’s Multi-Ministry Taskforce has also decided to limit gatherings to 10 people, ban large events, and close all bars and entertainment venues. The government will use mobile apps,

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