Bolivia makes biosecurity measures official for general elections
La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's Plurinational Electoral Body (OEP) made official on Monday the biosecurity measures that will govern in the country during the general elections planned for October 18, aimed to prevent new Covid-19 cases.
Among the seven provisions adopted, the most outstanding ones to avoid crowds are: new spaces for voting, the prohibition of commercial activities in 100 meters around the polling stations, and the extension of the working hours of those polling stations.
The age of 50 was also set as the limit for those working at polling stations and other activities related to the process.
According to the electoral body, that day facemask and protective glasses will be mandatory, as well as other means and biosafety supplies.
The electoral process has been postponed three times using Covid-19 as an excuse; however, specialists warn that the new date falls in one of the most difficult stages of the novel coronavirus for the country.
Experts have recorded so far over 7,000 deaths from Covid-19.
At the polls, Bolivians will elect a new president and vice president of the Republic, senators, parliamentarians, and other departmental and municipal authorities.
The elections will take place almost a year after the coup against the Morales government, interrupting the process of change in the country.
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