Questions have been raised as to why a model who travelled to Singapore from France was allowed to perform at a fashion show without having to serve a 2-week quarantine, or Stay-Home-Notice.
Singaporean model Kaigin Yong strutted the stage at the Louis Vuitton runway show on Tuesday (23 Mar) – the first fashion show held in Singapore since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
The LV Women’s Spring/Summer 2021 Spin-Off show at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands was attended by over 100 people, including celebrities like Zoe Tay, Rebecca Lim and Desmond Tan.
On Saturday (3 April), Yong posted on Instagram stating that she had finished her quarantine since arriving from Paris – indicating that she arrived in Singapore on 21 March.
The post has apparently since been removed.
Some have questioned why she had performed at the fashion show during the two-week period that she would have been serving her Stay-Home-Notice.
According to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority:
“All travellers will take a PCR test upon arrival in Singapore. Depending on the country of departure/14-day travel history and Safe Travel Lane used, travellers may be required to serve a Stay Home Notice (SHN) and take another PCR test before the end of their SHN.”
Paris is now struggling to contain its third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Over 30,000 cases a day have been reported in the past week, and more than 1,500 patients are currently in intensive-care units across the city.