Friday 30 October, 2020

Ministry warns political parties against congregating amid COVID-19

The Ministry of National Security is reminding all persons, particularly political parties and their supporters, that Public Health Regulations designed to fight the spread of COVID-19 are still in place.

This advice comes three weeks ahead of the elections as campaigning for the polls increase. According to the regulations, people should not gather in groups of more than 25 for any activity.

“It has been observed that persons and, on occasions, political party supporters and prospective candidates, are congregating in public places in groups of more than 25. The Ministry reiterates that the gathering of over 25 persons in public spaces is an unsafe practice and furthermore, is in breach of the Public Health (Novel Coronavirus) Regulations.”

As such, members of the public are reminded to abide by the COVID-19 regulations which are currently in place to avoid the creation of an environment that promotes the spread of COVID-19. Breaches of the ordinance carry sanctions.

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