Over 50,000 arrested in Sri Lanka for violating quarantine laws


Over 50,000 arrested in Sri Lanka for violating quarantine laws. 


Over 50,000 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka since last October for violating the government-imposed quarantine laws amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has infected 298,181 people to date in the island nation, police said.

In a statement on Monday, Police Spokesperson Ajith Rohana said that 52,154 people have been arrested so far since October, reports Xinhua news agency.

Furthermore, 100 people who had broken the inter-district travel restriction were also turned and sent back to their respective provinces.

Sri Lanka presently has a district-to-district travel restriction in place due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Health Ministry has also made it compulsory to wear masks and maintain social distance and anyone caught defying these rules can face a jail term.

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