Sri Lanka’s Coronavirus patients had gone up to by 03 persons to 146 by Apri01, the state information office said, and police said over 2000 persons who have arrived in the country between March 16 and March 19 have registered with police.

The three persons who were confirmed with Covid-19 were from Jaffna, Maradana and Kurunegala, the state information office said.

Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana said 2,913 persons who arrived in the country between March 16 and March 19, had registered with the police.

He said authorities appreciated the response but action will be taken under Sri Lanka’s quarantine law against persons who had not registered.

Police were also planning to take legal action against several persons who had ridiculed police officials and public health inspectors who were involved in quarantine work, DIG Rohana said.

Action would be filed for the offence of obstructing a state official as the videos released on social media directly or indirectly undermined quarantine work, he said.


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