4 work passes revoked after failure to meet COVID-19 stay-at-home notice requirements

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SINGAPORE: Work permits for three work permit holders and one S permit holder revoked after violating home stay notice requirements in past three months, ministry said de la Main d’oeuvre (MOM) Friday, November 20.

They left their place of residence without valid reasons and without requesting permission from MOM during the stay-at-home notice period.

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“Two work permit holders who left their residence with stay-at-home notice were detected by the Smartwatch issued by MOM,” the ministry said in a press release.

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“The other two work pass holders, who notified staying home at dedicated facilities and were not required to wear the smartwatch, have been reported by a member of the public and an employer.”

A total of 44 work passes have been revoked since May 1 following breaches of home stay notice requirements, MOM said, adding that the majority of work pass holders have complied. according to the requirements.

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“MOM reminds all work permit holders and their employers to comply with the quarantine order or stay-at-home notice requirements,” the ministry said.

Those who do not, including those who tamper with or remove the electronic monitoring device during the quarantine order or the stay-at-home notice period, will be liable to prosecution, MOM said.

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“MOM will continue to take enforcement action against work permit holders who fail to comply with the requirements, including revocation of work permits,” the ministry added.

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