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Goa Zila Panchayat election turnout: 39.06% people cast votes until 2 PM on Saturday

The statistics released by the State Election Commission have revealed that until 2 AM on Saturday, about 39.06% of 7.91 voters in Goa cast their vote in the ongoing Zila panchayat election in the state. As per the reports, 39.62 per cent votes were recorded in North Goa district and 38.45 per cent votes in South Goa district. This poll is the first major polling exercise in the state since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 patients in Goa have been allowed to vote in the upcoming Zila Panchayat elections

During the course of Zila Panchayat elections in Goa on the 12th of December, COVID-19 victims will also be allowed to vote but only during the last hour of voting and after wearing full PPE gear. This instruction has been issued by the State Election Commission guidelines (SEC), on Wednesday.

As per the guidelines, the required number of PPE kits and hand gloves based on the number of coronavirus patients shall be provided by the returning officer to the block-level officers. Covid victims can use these items when they arrive at the polling station for voting.

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