Police arrested 1082 persons for violating quarantine regulations last 24-hour (June 19). From 2020 October 30th, so far total 40,674 people arrested.
Police arrested 1281 persons for violating quarantine regulations last 24-hour (June 18). From 2020 October 30th, so far total 40,674 people arrested those who not wear face masks, those who not maintain the social distancing and those who not obey the travel restrictions. Yesterday 136 persons arrested in Matale area, 112 persons were arrested in Kandy area and 110 persons arrested in Kuliyapitiya area for above mentioned charges.
Police arrested 1561 persons for violating quarantine rules & Travel Restrictions on June 16, the highest number of arrests made in a single day. 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 18– 1281
June 17– 1390
June 16– 1561
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.