Those who left WP before curfew, to self-isolate

2020-10-31 at 08:38


Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana says individuals who left the Western Province prior to curfew being enforced will be made to self-isolate for 14 days.

The Acting Police Media Spokesman said the individuals identified to have left the Province will self-isolate at their current location.

The DIG said a special operation is being conducted outside of the Western Province in local tourist destinations.

He said all Police Stations were issued an order to inspect hotels, circuit bungalows and other places where local tourists are accommodated, adding that local Officers-in-Charge of Police Stations have been informed to collect information of such tourists.

DIG Ajith Rohana claimed that if individuals are identified to have arrived at destinations on the 29th or 30th of October, from the Western Province or five Police areas in Kuliyapitiya, they are in violation of quarantine orders.

The DIG therefore said OICs, together with Medical Officers of Health and Public Health Inspectors will take action and follow quarantine procedures for 14 days.

The DIG stated that after completing the 14 days of quarantine, legal action will be taken against such persons under the Quarantine Ordinance.