Assets of those who fail to self-quarantine will be seized

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Sri Lanka Police said the assets of those who refuse to undergo mandatory quarantine would be confiscated.

DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to media said all passengers who arrived in Sri Lanka from the 01st of March 2020 to the 09th of March 2020 must undergo self quarantine.

Ajith Rohana went on to note, the residences of those individuals were identified and necessary steps were taken to enforce self-quarantine.

The senior police officer said, at present approximately 600 people are in self-quarantine.

DIG Ajith Rohana added, if any person attempts to incite hatred within the country, sabotage the quarantine process and even create issues between health officials and suspected COVID-19 cases, they would be arrested and strict legal action will be taken against them.

Sri Lanka police arrested another 02 people from among the 40 people under investigations for spreading false information on COVID-19 on social media.

DIG Ajith Rohana said a person arrested for such offenses would likely be sentenced to 05 years in prison Computer Crimes Act No 24 of 2007 and indictments can be filed in the High Court as well.