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Briton handed jail term in Singapore for not wearing mask

A British man was sentenced to six weeks’ jail in Singapore for not wearing a mask and harassing police, officials confirm.

The city-state, which has had comparatively mild COVID-19 outbreaks, has taken a tough line against people breaking virus rules, and there have been several cases of foreigners being punished.

Benjamin Glynn was arrested after footage of him not wearing a mask on a train in May went viral.

The 40-year-old subsequently harassed police sent to arrest him, and refused to wear a face-covering during a court appearance last month.

According to reports, Glynn delivered a rant in court — in which he described the proceedings as “preposterous” and “disgusting” — and said masks were not effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19.

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