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Quarantine for those who left WP ahead of curfew

Legal action against violators

1 November, 2020

Police Spokesman, DIG Ajith Rohana said that at least 454 people who left the Western Province (WP) ahead of the quarantine curfew imposed on Friday (30) have been identified and will be quarantined.

The public had been instructed to refrain from leaving the Western Province before the curfew. It was reported that many people had gone to other districts even causing traffic congestion on the expressways on Thursday (29).

The Hatton- Dikoya PHI office had identified five people who had left the Western Province and had been found in estate areas. According to sources, they had been working in Wellawatte and Mattakkuliya in Colombo. Officials have taken steps to quarantine them along with their families.

The police carried out a technical operation via the internet to find those who had claimed on social media that they had gone to other areas from the Western Province prior to the curfew. The police were directed to track down those who had left the Western Province on October 29 or 30.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that those who had arrived at destinations on October 29 or 30 from the Western Province or curfew imposed areas in Kuliyapitiya, had violated quarantine rules and legal action will be taken against them after the 14-day quarantine period. DIG Ajith Rohana said that the Western Province is a high-risk area for coronavirus and that moving out of the area into another area poses a threat.