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Three COVID positive cases found among drivers & conductors

A total of three positive COVID cases were found from the Rapid Antigen tests conducted on approximately 1,000 drivers, conductors and assistants of public transport services, stated Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana.

Further, he stated that more Rapid Antigen tests will be done on those associated with school transport to minimize the risk of COVID-19.

“Under the operation of investigating government and non-government institutions for the compliance of quarantine laws, 909 institutions were investigated yesterday. Out of them, 88 institutions were apprehended for this offence. Since the 10 January 2021, legal action was taken against a total of 1,089 institutions for under the non-compliance of¬†Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinals,” the Spokesman said.

He further stated that a total of 7,828 institutions were investigated during the course of this operation.

During the last 24 hours, 24 persons were also arrested for not wearing face masks and not adhering to social distancing.