Police authorised to arrest anyone violating quarantine regulations

The Police have been authorised to arrest anyone violating the quarantine regulations, the Police said today.

Senior Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana said that the Director General of Health Services Anil Jasinghe has empowered the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wickramaratne to order the arrests.

The arrests will be made even when the curfew is relaxed, Ajith Rohana said.

He said that if anyone violates the guidelines issued by the health authorities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, they can be arrested.

Strict guidelines have been issued to ensure social distancing even after the curfew is relaxed. (Colombo Gazette)

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