Apr 25, 2021

19 arrested yesterday for flouting health regulations

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana says that 19 individuals were arrested yesterday (24) for failing to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing.

The DIG revealed many cases of such violations were uncovered from Kiribathgoda and Piliyandala.

Noting that the COVID-19 virus is once again spreading across the country, he urged the public to adhere with quarantine rules and regulations at all times.

He said that a total of 3,470 individuals have been arrested since the 30th of October 2020 to date, for not wearing facemasks and not maintaining social distancing.

DIG Ajith Rohana stated that if a person is arrested in respect of the offences under the quarantine law, he or she would be fined Rs 10,000 by the court in addition to serving 6 months of rigorous imprisonment. 

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