Over 50,000 arrested for violating quarantine laws


COLOMBO – Over 50,000 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka since last October for violating the quarantine laws amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected 296,516 people to date.

According to Police Spokesperson Ajith Rohana, 52,154 people have been arrested since last October for violating quarantine laws.

Additionally, 100 people who had broken the inter-district travel restriction were also turned and sent back to their respective provinces.

Sri Lanka presently has a district-to-district travel restriction in place due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The country’s health ministry has also made it compulsory to wear masks and maintain social distance and anyone caught defying these rules can face a jail term.

– Xinhua


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