Police operations over quarantine regulations

2021-01-14 at 10:09

Police have conducted several operations yesterday pertaining to quarantine regulations.

The operations include testing passengers on buses travelling from Colombo to the Northern and Eastern Provinces, persons at weekly fairs in the Western Province, persons exiting the Western Province and drivers and assistants of school buses.

Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said rapid antigen tests were conducted on 103 passengers in buses leaving the Western Province, of whom two were identified as COVID-19 patients.

He added of the 184 persons subjected to rapid antigen tests at weekly markets, no one returned positive results.

The DIG further stated 504 persons were subject to rapid antigen tests at 11 exit points of the Western Province, of whom six returned positive results.

He added 36 drivers and assistants of school buses were also subject to random tests, stating however that none of them returned positive results.

Meanwhile a special Police operation was carried out over the past two days to determine if quarantine guidelines are being implemented at public institutions, including having a hand washing area with soap or hand wash at the entrance, temperature checks, maintaining a log of visitors’ details and maintaining social distancing within the premises.

The Police Media Spokesman said 2,823 such institutions were inspected, adding that legal action will be taken against 473 state and private institutions for failing to adhere to relevant guidelines.