6 with Covid-19 symptoms cast ballots in medical tent

Special measures were put in place for the Chini by-election, the first to be held amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Six voters who were detected with Covid-19 symptoms today were allowed to vote in a medical tent for the Chini state by-election.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Pekan district health office and other agencies had begun preparations early to ensure the voting process went smoothly in compliance with the new norms.

Among the Covid-19 prevention measures implemented by the health office included placing medical and monitoring teams at the polling stations to conduct temperature checks and ensure voters complied with procedures.

“Voters who fail the temperature check and have other symptoms will cast their vote in a special tent . The voters will then be examined by the medical team for further action,” he said in a press statement today.

He added that at 3pm, one voter was referred to the health clinic for further treatment.

Noor Hisham said 140 health workers were on duty at 13 polling stations during the by-election.

He thanked all the officials for ensuring that the election process ran smoothly. He also congratulated the voters for carrying out the voting process in compliance with the new procedures.

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