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8437 individuals register with police for self quarantine

A total 8437 individuals have so far registered with the police for self quarantine,  Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said today.

Out of these individuals 4498 are from the Western Province, DIG Rohana added.

On the 16th of March, the Defence Ministry requested all Sri Lankans who arrived from European countries including the UK, Iran, Italy and South Korea from the 1st to 15th of March to register themselves with the nearest police station immediately.

These individuals have been advised to remain indoors for self-quarantine to minimize the risk to the public.