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More than 3,000 curfew violators under custody so far

Local News: So far the police have taken in custody 3,076 curfew violators since the curfew was re-imposed at 6 p.m. Friday  (20) A total of 771 vehicles were also confiscated, including bikes and three-wheelers, along with those detained.

Authorities also warned against all citizens who breach a countrywide curfew of strict legal action. Police also said in a statement that those who break the curfew will be charged immediately, even without a warrant, and legal action will be taken against them.

According to the police, most of the arrests were for loitering along the roads while people were also arrested for gathering and consuming alcohol accidents, traveling by car on the roads, holding restaurants open, behaving in an unruly manner on the roads while being intoxicated and trading.

Since Friday, the government has enforced an island-wide curfew with a view to minimizing public movement to contain the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the region.