Oct 31, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that 454 persons who had left the Western Province before the curfew was imposed have already been quarantined for 14 days at their places of residence.
Meanwhile, five persons who had worked in the Western Province and returned to their homes in the plantation areas and were subjected to self-quarantine along with their family members today (31), Hatton Dickoya Urban Council Public Health Inspector R.R.S. Mr. Medawela said.
The individuals, who had been working in Wellawatte, Mattakkuliya, have arrived in Hatton Dickoya, Norwood and Kotagala areas on the 30th and had been hiding without informing the Hatton Police or the Health Services of the Municipal Council, were found on information given by the residents, the Public Health Inspector said.
The Public Health Inspector said that he would inform the police about those who have come to the plantations outside their areas and are in hiding.
Meanwhile, according to a gazette notification issued by the Ministry of Health, 50 persons have been arrested for violating health laws.
A quarantine curfew was imposed in the Western Province on the 29th. It will run until 5am Monday. Prior to the imposition of the curfew in the Western Province, curfew had been imposed in 68 police divisions. However, the curfew imposed on the Western Province will be lifted next Monday, but the curfew in those 68 divisions will remain in place.
Also, quarantine curfew has been imposed in Kuliyapitiya, Dummalasuriya, Pannala, Narammala and Giriulla areas in the Kurunegala District.