May 16, 2020

3361 drug addicts spreading COVID-19 in Western Province  Featured

Police investigations have identified 3361 people who had become addicted to heroin and had been a reason for spread of COVID-19 in the Western Province, which had been identified as a high risk zone.

Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon has told the media that investigations have also revealed how they spread the Covid-19 virus.

However, 184 of them have been handed over to their guardians and detained at home under police supervision.

The senior DIG  further said that there are others who are traveling without any consideration towards instructions given by the security forces and they will be taken into police custody and rehabilitated soon.