30 arrested in 24-hours for failure to wear face masks

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Sri Lanka Police arrested 30 people in a 24-hour window for the failure to follow COVID-19 health regulations, police said on Wednesday (Dec. 09).

The arrests were made on the charges including the failure to wear face masks and maintain social distances, Police Spokesperson – DIG Ajith Rohana said.

According to DIG Ajith Rohana, since October 30th to-date, a total of 1181 people were arrested for the failure to follow COVID-19 health guidelines including the wearing of face masks and maintaining social distances.

The quarantine order is in effect for nine police jurisdictions in the Colombo district and 25 Grama Niladhari divisions of Wattala, Peliyagoda, Atalugama, Alawathugoda, and Wellampitiya areas.