Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that most people in the isolated areas were following the health guidelines.
He said that the authorities would review the situation and lift the isolation status in areas where there were no patients detected.“if there were no patients detected in a particular area or if there were only a few patients detected then the health authorities will consider lifting the isolation status imposed in those areas,” he said.
The Police Spokesman said that the final responsibility was in the hands of the public in the areas under isolation. He said that how soon the isolation was lifted depends on how well the health guidelines are adhered to.
The isolation status remains in 13 Police divisions and a few other areas as of yesterday (Wednesday).
The Government had recently lifted the isolation status in a number of areas in the Colombo and Gampaha Districts. Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana said that arrests were continuing those failing to follow the health guidelines.
He also said that more people who failed to wear face masks and maintain social distancing had been arrested from areas not under lockdown. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)