Written by Zulfick Farzan
05 Apr, 2020 | 6:25 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st):- Sri Lanka Police arrested a 41 year old woman from Wadduwa, Panadura for posting and sharing false content about a COVID-19 patient. DIG Ajith Rohana said, the woman had posted content on social media platforms whilst working at a reputable company.
He said the woman would be produced in court and would be remanded while investigations continue.
DIG Ajith Rohana went on to note, not only posting false content, but sharing and forwarding such content would result in arrests and such people would be prosecuted. He said a young male who stabbed a PHI in Rambukkana was arrested in a special operation today and is to be produced in court and he too would be prosecuted.
He stressed, the Health Officials who go door to door will be accompanied by plain civil police officers, and anyone who obstructs the quarantine process would be arrested and prosecuted.
DIG Ajith Rohana went on to note, from the 11th of March 2020, around 43,000 people had contacted authorities and moved into self quarantine, while 18,000 had completed their 14 day mandatory quarantine period.
He said if the PHI had instructed for self quarantine, one must follow the rules and obtain the quarantine certificate which will be important for those intending to travel overseas. He stressed, anyone who returned to Sri Lanka will not be permitted to travel overseas again without the quarantine certificate.
Tea and Rubber estate workers are now permitted to engage in their work during curfew hours, strictly adhering to the quarantine rules and permission was granted due to the need to boost production in Sri Lanka.
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