Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday emphasized the importance for candidates and their supporters, officials and as well as for voters to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines as the country readies itself for the parliamentary election on 5 August under “reasonable normalcy.”
“ There are three mandatory steps to be followed by all . They are using a face mask, washing hands, and ensuing they remain a meter apart,”Deshapriya said while demonstrating the actions at a press briefing.
He said the gazette notification under the Quarantine Ordinance containing the regulations regarding holding the election during the COVID 19 outbreak would be issued by next week .
Here are some scenes from yesterday’s press conference.