A special COVID operation was launched today (28) in the Western Province, including at 12 exit points.
Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that rapid antigen tests and PCR tests will be conducted during the operation.
The Police had earlier announced that rapid antigen tests and PCR tests will be conducted at 11 exit points in the Western Province.
However, DIG Rohana today said that these tests will be conducted at 12 exit points on people leaving the Western Province.
“If your vehicle is stopped for a COVID test, please extend your support. Do not object,” he said.
He said that passengers travelling in long-distance buses will also be tested.
In addition, he said that tests will also be conducted at fish stalls, vegetable stalls, and public markets in the Western Province.
DIG Rohana said that inspections will also be conducted at private and public institutions to ensure they follow the health guidelines.
He said that a number of institutions have been found to be violating the health guidelines over the past few days.
The Police Spokesman said that legal action has been filed against these institutions. (Colombo Gazette)