More than 8,400 arrested over curfew violations

More than 8,400 arrested over curfew violations

April 1, 2020   09:50 am

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The total number of curfew violators, who were taken into police custody since the island-wide curfew was put imposed on March 20, has risen to 8,451.

During the 24-hour period from 6.00 am yesterday (31) until 6.00 am this morning (01), the police have arrested 1,093 persons for violating curfew orders.

In the meantime, 310 vehicles were also seized during this time period.

Police have warned of strict legal action against the people who violate a countrywide curfew.

Those who violate the curfew will be immediately arrested, even without a warrant, and that bail will not be granted for them.

Police also noted that none of the vehicles taken into custody will be released back to their respective owners, until the prevailing Coronavirus threat is eliminated.

The government imposed an island-wide curfew since Friday with the intention of minimizing public movement in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.

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