Members of polling stations to be tested for Covid-19 ahead of elections

Source : 112 Ukraine

The test will be carried out by PCR method 72 hours before the elections
15:15, 2 October 2020

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Members of special polling stations will be allowed to work in local elections, subject to a negative test for Covid-19, and if one patient is identified, all other members of the commission will be able to continue working, as UNN reports with reference to the Central Election Commission.

The test will be taken not only by members of the polling stations, but by all people who ensure the conduct of elections - official observers, police officers, etc. Testing for infection will be carried out by PCR no later than 72 hours before the elections.

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"It is recommended to work at special polling stations established in stationary health care institutions and penitentiary institutions, pre-trial detention centers, members of the election commission, official observers, police officers, other persons who ensure the electoral process and who are in the premises of the election commission, polling station, no later than 72 hours before election day, to be tested for the presence of acute respiratory disease Covid-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus using the PCR method and to participate in the work of the election commission if the result is negative," the CEC explained.

It is also noted that if a case of acute respiratory disease Covid-19 is detected in one of the members of the electoral commission, all other members of the electoral commission can continue to perform their functions in the absence of symptoms of respiratory diseases.

"In the presence of contact with a patient without the use of personal protective equipment, such members of the election commission are sent for self-isolation in the manner prescribed by law," the message says.

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According to the CEC, a change in a member of an election commission is possible by making a corresponding submission by the entity that submitted this candidacy to the commission.








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