Polling authorities and District Collectors have begun assessing the subtleties of COVID positive cases in Chennai and different areas, with the goal that such patients can be permitted to cast a vote from 6 pm to 7 pm today (April 6).
The public authority staff in polling stalls and COVID positive voters should wear PPEs while casting a ballot. Just the individuals who are interested to cast a vote will be distinguished and encouraged to practice their rights. Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo has given a standard convention for local election officials under which corona patients ought to be permitted in the last section to cast their votes. A couple of corners will have such citizens and we are expecting around 2,000 positive cases to be accounted for in Chennai during the day of surveying. The people who wish to cast a vote will be known distinctly today (April 6).
The temperature of the voters will be taken and those with fever will be approached to come in the evening and if the fever is still persistent, they won’t be permitted to cast a ballot without a PPE. The corona positive patients will be educated about their timings by neighborhood poll authorities, there will be a guaranteed supply of PPEs to each one of those appointed for obligation inside polling stations. Sufficient Masks, hand sanitizers, and temperature scanners will be given to all the stall level staff. Social distancing and masks will be made compulsory for the citizens. The Center has educated the State to expand testing of corona cases and keep testing normal of 85,000 cases each day.
Tamil Nadu goes to the polls today (April 6), Tuesday in a single phase. Over 6.28 crore voters will be voting at over 88,000 polling stations across the state. Counting takes place on May 2.