OVER 1000 INSTITUTIONS FAILED TO FOLLOW COVID REGULATIONS

OVER 1000 INSTITUTIONS FAILED TO FOLLOW COVID REGULATIONS

OVER 1000 INSTITUTIONS FAILED TO FOLLOW COVID REGULATIONS

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

28 Jan, 2021 | 10:51 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): A total of 1160 institutions have failed to implement the COVID-19 quarantine rules and regulations as per the provisions of the gazette issued on 15th October 2020, Sri Lanka Police said.

The special operation launched by Police and health authorities to inspect governmental and non-governmental institutions with regard to the adherence of COVID-19 health regulations as per the provisions listed in the gazette issued on 15th October 2020 is still underway.

“A total of 7828 government and non-governmental institutions were inspected by Sri Lanka Police since 10th January 2021 with regard to the special operation; of the total, 6739 institutions had followed Quarantine Rules and Regulations, while 1160 institutions failed to do so,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said on Thursday (Jan. 28).

According to the Deputy Police Chief, 830 institutions were inspected on Wednesday (Jan. 27) by health authorities and police; of the institutions inspected, 759 institutions had followed the respective COVID-19 rules and regulations, whereas, 71 institutions had failed to do so.

“The administrations of such institutions will be charged at the respective magistrate’s courts under the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance,” DIG Ajith Rohana stressed.

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