351 arrested for violating quarantine rules; 7000+ arrested since October 2020

351 arrested for violating quarantine rules; 7000+ arrested since October 2020

351 arrested for violating quarantine rules; 7000+ arrested since October 2020

Written by Zulfick Farzan

10 May, 2021 | 11:00 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); 351 people were arrested on Sunday (09) for failing to wear face masks and maintain social distancing, increasing the total number of people arrested for those offenses to 7,316 since 30th October 2020.

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said special teams were deployed to conduct operations in public premises including beaches and restaurants to inspect if the public is adhering to the quarantine rules and regulations.

Sri Lanka Police will conduct special operations to trace unlawful parties and events, said the Police Spokesperson adding those who violate the laws would be prosecuted under the provisions of the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance and the Criminal Law.

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