Cops to closely monitor people in home-quarantine

Intelligence officers will be deployed to conduct surveillance near houses where people have been instructed to be home- quarantined, the Police said today.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the system has been launched under a new quarantine order issued with regards to the latest coronavirus outbreak.

The Police have received reports of people instructed to undergo home-quarantine leaving their residences when the Police or health authorities are not around.

As a result, a decision has been taken to obtain the support of Grama Niladhari officers and Local Government bodies to conduct surveillance on those placed in home-quarantine.

DIG Ajith Rohana further said that Police officers will also be deployed in civil attire to carry out surveillance in this regard.

The Police said that action will be taken under the quarantine law against individuals who violate the quarantine order and leave their residences, as well as individuals who visit those placed in home quarantine. (Colombo Gazette)