The Health guidelines for conducting the Elections amidst the COVID-19 outbreak has specified that the number of participants at propaganda meetings should be limited to a maximum of 100 persons with all participants wearing face masks at all times and chairs to be arranged in such a manner to maintain one-meter distance with each other while seated.
If propaganda meetings are organsied, the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) of the should be informed at least three days before starting the meeting.
A spacious venue should be selected so as to maintain required distance with adequate ventilation and speakers are required to maintain one-meter distance with each other.
Distribution of hand bills is discouraged during meetings; microphones must be disinfected between speakers and duration of the meetings have to be restricted to three hours to minimize exposure.
The person/organization who organizes the meeting are required to keep the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all persons attended.
The Guidelines, in the section on propaganda meetings, also recommends the use print and electronic media specially television for election campaigning to minimise physical meetings to avoid exposure and said that processions are not recommended.