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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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