Special operation to nab people without face masks

A special operation is to be launched today to nab people moving around in public without face masks.

Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that people are still moving around without face masks.

As a result, a special operation will be launched today to nab people moving around in public without face masks.

He said that legal action will be taken against individuals seen in public without face masks.

Meanwhile, the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPC) said that 802 people were found to be infected in Sri Lanka over the 24-hour period ending at 06 am today.

Of those found to be infected, the highest number was from the Colombo District.

The NOCPC said 238 individuals were found to be infected in the Colombo District, 162 from the Gampaha District, 68 from the Kalutara District, and 333 from the remaining districts.

Sri Lanka has reported a total of 75, 653 confirmed Covid patients to date, with 68, 695 recoveries, and 6,561 people in medical care.

The NOCPC said 9,089 people were currently undergoing mandatory quarantine at 92 quarantine centres across the country.

With seven more Covid-related deaths being reported yesterday, the COVID-19 death toll in Sri Lanka rose to 397.

Among the deaths, 384 of the deaths were reported during the second wave of the coronavirus reported in Sri Lanka since October 2020. (Colombo Gazette)

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