The Ministry of Health announced yesterday (Jun 23) that the stay-home notice (SHN) period for travellers from higher-risk countries will be shortened from 21 days to 14 days starting from today (Jun 24). You'd expect most folks in that situation to be jumping for joy at the news.
Not Sharon Au.
The vivacious actress-host has been serving SHN at Royal Plaza on Scotts since arriving in Singapore from Paris on June 7, and was initially suppopsed to serve her 21-day quarantine until June 28. But due to the latest MOH guidelines, it has since been cut short by four days. This means that Sharon would be able to emerge from isolation today (Jun 24).
When 8Days.sg contacted to get her thoughts on being able to check out four days earlier, we expected the 45-year-old to be jumping for joy.
To our surprise, we got a string of texts from Sharon expressing how “reluctant” she was to leave her “sanctuary and me-time” after 18 days in isolation.
When we texted her at about 11am today, Sharon told us, “The hotel has called me five times since this morning [to ask], ‘Miss Au, are you ready to go home?’ I am not. I am still packing (laughing emoji)."
“I LOVE MY QUARANTINE. I BECAME SO CREATIVE. DON’T CHASE ME OUT. I AM NOT READY TO FACE THE CHAOTIC WORLD IT’S MUCH SAFER IN MY SMALL ROOM (sic),” she, er, yelled over text.