Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Dr Rowley: Don’t come to Balisier House, prevent COVID-19 spread

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said in contrast to the 2015 general election, due to COVID-19 there will be no large gatherings at the Balisier House in Port of Spain this year.

Speaking with reporters after casting his vote on Election Day at the International School in Westmoorings, Dr Rowley said that this year’s general election will be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


He was responding to questions on his plans later this evening.

‘We are encouraging people not to come to Balisier House for two reasons, one, we don’t have any space in the yard, it’s a construction site, and two, we don’t want a good election campaign to be spoiled by congregation and the spread of the virus tonight, so we’re asking people to celebrate in small groups, whether it’s at home or at a friend’s house.’

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) said health and safety measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Voters are urged to wear masks, sanitise their hands and maintain at least six feet of distance from others when going to cast their votes.

Anyone with queries can contact the EBC on 627-0745 or 627-1516.

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