COVID-19 negative report must for entering counting centre
Polling workers and social gathering brokers must bear a COVID-19 take a look at and safe a ‘negative’ report to be able to enter the centres the place counting might be taken up for the byelection carried out to the Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency, on May 2.
The workers and brokers ought to have a negative report, other than a sound id card, mentioned Collector M. Hari Narayanan, who, together with MCT Commissioner P.S. Gireesha, held a assessment assembly with the Assistant Returning Officers after taking part in a videoconference with Chief Electoral Officer K. Vijayanand.
“As per the new circular released by the Election Commission, the agents and staff would have to undergo a COVID-19 test once again and submit the report that they have indeed tested negative,” Mr. Hari Narayanan mentioned, including that further manpower to the tune of fifty% was being mobilised to fulfill such exigencies.
The assessment was held within the backdrop of Sri Venkateswara Arts College, Tirupati, turning into the centre to depend the votes pertaining to Tirupati, Srikalahasti and Satyavedu Assembly segments forming a part of Tirupati (SC) Lok Sabha constituency. The centre might be sanitised and exhaust followers organized within the counting halls to keep away from suffocation. Every alternate individual among the many brokers must don the PPE fits, whereas the policemen can even must put on face shields and masks.
MCT Commissioner P.S. Gireesha, Revenue Divisional Officer Kanaka Narasa Reddy, Assistant Returning Officers Chandramouliswar Reddy (Tirupati), Srinivasulu (Srikalahasti) and Chandra Sekhar (Satyavedu), Smart City Corporation General Manager V. Chandramouli and Tahsildar (Tirupati Urban) Jaya Ramulu took half.