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80 ar­rested for vi­o­lat­ing quar­an­tine cur­few: Po­lice

- CHATURANGA SAMARAWICK­RAMA Crime · Society · Incidents

• Some peo­ple vi­o­late quar­an­tine laws and dis­turb health of­fi­cials who take per­sons to quar­an­tine cen­tres

A to­tal of 80 per­sons had been ar­rested for vi­o­lat­ing quar­an­tine cur­few fol­low­ing an op­er­a­tion car­ried out on Wed­nes­day in the ar­eas where the quar­an­tine cur­few was im­posed,the po­lice said.

Po­lice Spokesman DIG Ajith Ro­hana said yes­ter­day the po­lice quar­an­tine cur­few, which has been im­posed in 19 Po­lice Di­vi­sions in the Gam­paha District, would con­tinue un­til fur­ther no­tice.

More­over, 18 mo­tor­cy­cles and one three-wheeler were taken into cus­tody for vi­o­lat­ing quar­an­tine cur­few un­til last morn­ing.

He re­quested the gen­eral pub­lic in the cur­few-im­posed ar­eas to limit their move­ment and to re­main at home un­til fur­ther no­tice. It was re­ported that a few peo­ple vi­o­late quar­an­tine laws and caus­ing dis­tur­bances to health of­fi­cials to take peo­ple to quar­an­tine cen­tres, he said.“stern ac­tion will be taken against such per­sons,” he said.

The ve­hi­cles pass­ing through cur­few-im­posed ar­eas must not stop for what­ever rea­son. Pickup or drop off in those ar­eas is strictly pro­hib­ited. He said that there is no need for a cur­few pass for peo­ple who seek med­i­cal treat­ment from hos­pi­tals for ill­nesses other than sus­pected COVID-19 symp­toms.

“How­ever, per­sons with COVID19 symp­toms should stay at home and in­form the near­est Po­lice sta­tion. The Po­lice will then pro­vide the re­quired medicines along with an am­bu­lance,” he said.

DIG Ro­hana also said there will be no re­stric­tions im­posed on peo­ple who are stay­ing in their houses and en­gag­ing in agri­cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties, gar­den­ing etc.

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