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Sri Lankan police carry face-mask violators off to lengthy quarantine

Police in Sri Lanka's Northern Province are resorting to drastic measures to ensure compliance with coronavirus safety rules. In an operation in Jaffna on 6 May, officers in masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) physically carried people spotted not wearing masks, to a bus that would take them to two weeks of quarantine. Sri Lanka is enduring a third wave of Covid-19 and the authorities have decided that only strict measures will sufficiently combat the rise in infections.

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