Bihar Election 2020: Special Covid Kits For Election Staff As They Prep For Bihar Polls
The Election Commission has made special arrangements to protect its employees from contracting coronavirus during their election duty in Bihar where assembly elections will be held next month.
The poll body has provided a small kit containing N95 mask, sanitizer and gloves to protect the employees on poll duty in the state. The packet will also contain one safety key chain to avoid use of hands while pressing buttons.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, while announcing the poll dates today, said that special measures have been taken to ensure smooth conduct of the elections amid Covid crisis.
Extra voting hour, separate voting for Covid patients and no physical contact during the campaign are among the key changes the election body has made for the three-phased elections
"Covid patients who are quarantined will be able to cast their vote on the last day of poll, at their respective polling stations, under the supervision of health authorities. This is beside the option of postal facility already extended to them," said Mr Arora, adding the election will be "historic" as it is being held in the middle of the pandemic.