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Highest number of arrests made in a single day for violating quarantine rules 1561 arrested

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Sri Lanka Police arrest people not wearing face masks
Sri Lanka Police arrest people not wearing face masks

Police arrested 1561 persons for violating quarantine regulations last 24-hour (June 16) the highest arrests in a single day. From October 30th, so far total 36,921 people arrested those who not wear face masks, those who not maintain the social distancing and those who not obey the travel restrictions. 137 persons arrested in Matale area, 165 persons were arrested in Kandy area and 228 persons arrested in Kuliyapitiya area. Police arrested 1411 persons for violating quarantine regulations June 15 the 2nd highest arrests in a single day. Police strictly enforce inter-provincial travel ban. The Tri-Forces and the Police Special Task Force (STF) has set up roadblocks at all provincial borders. 105 people who tried to cross the provincial boarders sent back after warning. 14 roadblocks were setup in entry / exit points to Wester Province. Wearing mask and social distancing are mandatory in Sri Lanka, if violated Rs.10,000 fine & up to 6 month’s imprisonment. Below listed recent arrests in a single day.

June 15 – 1411
June 14 – 1356
June 12 – 1353

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said the arrested individuals are charged under the provisions of the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance and the Penal Code of Sri Lanka.

Health Officials say the new variant is rapidly spreading and number of YOUTHS infected are high, hence wearing a face mask is essential. Wearing mask and social distancing are mandatory in Sri Lanka, if violated Rs.10,000 fine & up to 6 month’s imprisonment.

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