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A woman wears ULP campaign paraphernalia, including a facemask, during a campaign event. (PHoto: Ralph Gonsalves/Facebook)
A woman wears ULP campaign paraphernalia, including a facemask, during a campaign event. (PHoto: Ralph Gonsalves/Facebook)
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The Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency Management Organisation, on Friday said that the use of facial coverings by all persons attending rallies and meetings is strongly recommended.

The advice came in an advisory on the conduct of elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials also said that all campaign rallies and meetings should be held outdoors, with sufficient space to avoid crowding.

NEMO said that while SVG has recorded 73 COVID-19 cases as of Friday, Oct. 23 and nine of them remain active, there is currently no evidence of local or community spread of the viral illness in the country.

“This advisory recognises the increased risk of the introduction and spread of SARS-CoV-2 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines due to the arrival of travellers from countries with rising cases of COVID-19,” NEMO said.

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The advisory aims to ensure the Nov. 5 general elections are conducted in a manner that reduces the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 in the country.

The advisory further aims to minimise the potential for creating COVID-19 super-spreader events and reduce the potential of spread of COVID-19 at polling stations on election day.

2 replies on “Officials suggest facemask at campaign events”

  1. It is a proven fact by virtually ALL STUDIES that wearing a facemask increases your risk of getting sick. It would be very brave of Kenton to post some of this research on this site in an act of bravery against the “establishment”, and assist in making the people of SVG at least as well-informed OR EVEN BETTER-INFORMED than large swaths of the populations in countries such as Germany, the UK or the USA.

    It always frustrates me when government forces me to do stupid things, possibly just to either show how stupid we are or they are, or how much they can control us like sheep. At least I can (and do) refuse to go into businesses that force customers to wear facemasks.

  2. Nathan Jolly Green says:

    The only reason they would insist on people wearing face masks at polling stations is hide the faces of cheats. Why not ask them all to wear burkes.

    People must show who they are, face masks must be removed for identification.

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