The Mount Lavinia Police reports that the houses of two Covid infected persons whose families were sent to quarantine in the Badowita area in Mount Lavinia have been broken into.
Two persons in one family had tested positive and three members in another family had tested positive around a week ago and the both families had been sent to quarantine.
One house was broken into and robbed several days ago while the other house was robbed today.
A quarantine notice had been pasted by the police and local public health inspectors in the houses where the quarantined people were living.
Health officials point out that looting property in this way is a problem when quarantining infected people.