Apr 26, 2021

177 arrested for violating quarantine yesterday  

Police say yesterday marked the day the most number of persons were arrested for violating quarantine regulations, since the 30th of October.

Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said 177 persons were arrested on charges of failing to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

He noted 134 of them were arrested from the Western Province, of whom 50 were from Kalutara, 45 from Gampaha and 39 from Colombo.

The DIG said a total 3,647 persons have been arrested on the relevant charges since the 30th of October, last year.