EC to discuss arrangements for polls under COVID-19 threat

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by Kelum Bandara

The Election Commission will have a special meeting today with health experts and the police to discuss modalities for the arrangement of voting facilities for those at quarantine centres or under self-quarantine, an official said.   


The Commission’s Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told Daily Mirror that his office would observe the country’s situation closely and decide on steps to be taken.   “We came across a COVID-19 cluster after we declared August 5 as the day of polling,” he said.   


Earlier, Mr. Deshapriya said his office was mulling the arrangement of mobile polling centres for the benefit of those under quarantine.   

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