Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 418 people for violating quarantine laws in the past 24 hours, ending at 6.00 am today.
The Police Media Unit said 48 vehicles were also taken into custody by the police yesterday.
Accordingly, 77,543 persons have been arrested so far for violating the quarantine laws following the imposition of quarantine curfew regulations on October 30 last year due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Meanwhile, 1,822 persons were inspected at 13 roadblocks in the Western Province yesterday (23) and 312 persons were turned away due to lack of proper permits.
Policy Media Unit said 1,233 vehicles were inspected at 13 roadblocks and 214 of them without proper permission were returned.