(4) Any person who intentionally misrepresents that he, she or any other person is infected with COVID-19 is guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(5) Any person who publishes any statement, through any medium, including social media, with the intention to deceive any other person about—
(a) COVID-19; (b) COVID-19 infection status of any person; or (c) any measure taken by the Government to address COVID-19,
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both such fine and imprisonment.
1. Our default position is that we always treat any effort to criminalize speech with the greatest level of caution, precisely because it impacts freedom of expression.