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Fifteen arrested for not wearing face masks

Fifteen persons were arrested yesterday in Negombo and suburbs for not wearing face masks and maintaining social distance, Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said.

He said that 312 persons were arrested for not wearing face masks and maintaining social distance and 117 persons for violating restrictions in the isolated areas following a drone footage, he said.

The Police launched a special operation along with the Air Force to monitor public movements in isolated areas via drone cameras following the information that certain groups were violating restrictions without adhering to the health guidelines.

Special security teams were deployed to arrest them no sooner the data was obtained from the drone footage. The surveillance will be carried out until isolation is lifted and stern action will be taken against those violating the restrictions in the isolated areas, he added.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that the quarantine isolation order will be in force in 24 police divisions in Colombo and Gampaha until further notice.