Registration Exercise: EC puts 7 measures in place to prevent spread of COVID-19

Registration Exercise: EC puts 7 measures in place to prevent spread of COVID-19

The Electoral Commission has been engaged in various talks as to how well to organise the voters' registration exercise to avoid the contraction and spread of coronavirus.

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In order to stop the spread od the novel coronavirus disease otherwise known as the COVID-19, the World Health Organisation outlined some safety precautions to help curtail the spread.

Towards a safe and secure 2020 voter registration exercise, the electoral commission has outlined some seven measures to curb and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

1. Facemask

Wearing of facemask would be very compulsory. The EC has directed that everyone must have a facemask on before they would be allowed to enter the registration centres.

2. Temperature checks

The Electoral Commission has stated that the temperature of people will be checked before they are allowed to enter the registration centres.

3. Handwashing

People would be provided with water and soap to wash their hands thoroughly before they join the queue

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4. Social Distancing

The EC also said as part of measures to reduce crowding, it would ensure that there is a minimum of 1-meter distance between individuals while they join the queue

5. Scanner Wipes

The EC has also revealed that all scanners would be wiped with alcohol-based wipes before capturing the fingerprints of individuals.

6. Sanitise

Just like has been advised by the World Health Organisation, the EC has stated that it would provide individuals with hand sanitisers before they leave the registration centre. This would be done to ensure that the individual does not leave with any kind of virus on his/her hands.

7. PPE's

The EC has also indicated that Electoral Commission officials who will be undertaking the registration exercise would be in appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE's)

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In other news, members of Parliament on both the Majority and Minority side of the House have reached a consensus on this year's 2020 election.

According to them, they want the elections to be held this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, said the Constitution was not clear about what should happen in the absence of a general election and, therefore, called for measures to provide space for the holding of the 2020 elections.

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