6-month prison sentence for concealing coronavirus infection

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Individuals who conceal the fact that they have contracted COVID-19 will be sentenced to six months in prison, stated the Police.

DIG Ajith Rohana mentioned this at a special press conference held earlier this afternoon (15).

He added that steps will be take enabling arrest of such individuals without a warrant.

Further, the law will be strictly enforced against those who spread false rumors on the coronavirus through social media, he said.

Meanwhile, 23 individuals have been arrested over the spread of such false information on the virus.

While, the police would not act on private parties, in the event of a wedding, health instructions are to be strictly followed, Rohana added.

He also said that 7 officers who are informed on the quarantine process have been deployed to each police station in the country.

The police hotline 119 is available for the general public to inform in case of suspicion of having contracted the coronavirus.