Police warn over 3000 people on face masks, social distancing

The Police have warned over 3000 people for failing to wear face masks and maintain social distancing in the Western Province.

The Police media unit said that during a special operation conducted in the Western Province over a 24-hour period ending at 5 am today 3061 people were warned for failing to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

Of them, the Police said that 2093 people were warned for failing to wear face masks while 968 people were warned for failing to maintain social distancing in the Western Province.

Last month, the Police warned that anyone who does not wear a face mask in public will be forced to undergo a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days.

The Police had also warned that legal action will be taken if the coronavirus health guidelines are violated.

Subsequently, last month over 1200 people in the Western Province had been sent for self-quarantine for failing to wear face masks. (Colombo Gazette)

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