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4,018 arrested in Sri Lanka for violating coronavirus curfew

4,018 people have been arrested across Sri Lanka for allegedly violating curfew restrictions which were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

1,033 vehicles which were in use during the curfew, have also been seized by the police, the police media spokesperson announced. The President's Media Division reported that the police and tri-forces have been instructed to strictly enforce the curfew regulations. 

An island-wide curfew was imposed on March 20 following the coronavirus outbreak. A total of 104 patients in Sri Lanka have been tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

Shavendra Silva, the war crimes accused head of the army, is leading the regime’s coronavirus taskforce.