Plain clothed cops to be deployed to arrest social distancing violators

Plain clothed cops will be deployed to arrest social distancing violators from tomorrow.

Police spokesman Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that it has been noticed in several areas, especially in parts of Colombo, that social distancing is not taken seriously.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that it was noted that when the curfew is relaxed in some areas for the public to purchase essential goods, most people gather in groups and fail to ensure social distancing.

The Police spokesman said that while in the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic action could not be taken, the situation was now different as the coronavirus health regulations have been gazetted.

As a result, he said that several plain clothed policemen will be deployed to arrest social distancing violators and take them to quarantine centers.

The Police spokesman said that legal action will be filed against those who are arrested and taken to a quarantine center.

He also requested store owners to ensure social distancing is practised inside a shop.(Colombo Gazette)

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