Kerala Assembly polls | COVID-19 norms largely met at polling stations
Just a few cubicles threw a shock with disposable gloves and circle marks to make sure protected distance
Barring bodily distancing, most different necessities of the COVID-19 protocol have been met at polling stations throughout the district. While masks have been distributed amongst those that didn’t put on one, a couple of polling cubicles shocked one and plenty of by handing out disposable gloves and marking circles to take care of a protected distance amongst voters.
While the capital district had warmed as much as the thought of adopting measures to mitigate the COVID-19 unfold throughout the native physique elections final yr, polling officers rose to the event admirably but once more. The rising consciousness among the many public too went a great distance into upholding the norms.
Despite the authorities’ lack of ability to implement social distancing norms, the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) transfer to rearrange auxiliary cubicles and cap the utmost variety of voters prevented crowding to a big extent.
Volunteers and particular law enforcement officials ensured that every voter was subjected to thermal screening and had their fingers sanitised previous to getting into the cubicles. Such pointers have been totally ensured besides in a couple of polling stations, together with the Minor Irrigation Office in Varkala the place the gear ceased to operate.
Officials at the Mukkudil Lower Primary School within the Vamanapuram constituency sprang a shock as they went a step forward in implementing COVID-19 norms to distribute disposable gloves to voters. Circles have been marked exterior one other polling sales space in the identical constituency to implement bodily distancing.
Such initiatives would show heartening for the authorities who’ve been exploring choices to implement the pandemic norms that have been being dismissed as “impractical” by a big part of officers.