LEGAL ACTION AGAINST HARBOURING COVID-19 PATIENT

LEGAL ACTION AGAINST HARBOURING COVID-19 PATIENT

LEGAL ACTION AGAINST HARBOURING COVID-19 PATIENT

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

28 Dec, 2020 | 12:40 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Legal action will be instituted against the residents who provided accommodation to the 22-year-old COVID-19 patient from Sapugaskanda who was reported missing on Saturday (27), Sri Lanka Police said on Monday (Dec. 28).

“We are going to take legal action against the people who accommodated the 22-year-old COVID-19 patient at their residence for 18-hours. They had intentionally accommodated the patient, with the knowledge that he was ordered to follow the quarantine procedure. They disregarded the quarantine order and accommodated the patient,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana pointed out.

The residents will face legal action once they complete the quarantine procedure, the Deputy Police Chief reiterated.

According to Police, residents of six houses in Makola-North, Sapugaskanda were ordered to home-quarantine after they were confirmed to have maintained contact with the 22-year-old COVID-19 patient.

“The Public Health Inspectors who visited the area had identified 22 close contacts of the COVID-19 patient in the respective area, following contact tracing and ordered them to undergo home-quarantine,” the Police Spokesperson added.

The 22-year-old COVID-19 patient who was reported missing in Sapugaskanda on Saturday (Dec. 26), while undergoing home-quarantine was located on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 27) at a house in Makola-North, Sapugaskanda.

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