Voting for Final phase of Bihar polls underway amid strict COVID-19 protocols


Voting for the second phase of Bihar polls on 78 seats underway on Saturday morning with strict COVID-19 precautions.

People standing to caste vote
People standing to caste vote

Patna: Voting for the final phase of Bihar polls on 78 seats began on Saturday morning with strict COVID-19 precautions.

Voters maintained social distancing and wore masks while they stood in queues to cast their votes across different polling booths in Bihar.Sanitisation work and mock polls were conducted early morning in the designated polling booths to make sure that the voting process was safe.

The Election Commission has already mandated face masks, hand sanitisers, thermal scanners, gloves, face shields, and PPE kits during the electoral process while ensuring social distancing norms.

It also laid down guidelines for each polling station, including sanitisation a day before the poll, markers for social distancing, putting up of COVID-19 awareness posters, and availability of hand gloves.

Over 2.86 crore voters are eligible to cast their vote in the second phase which is also the largest of three phases of assembly poll in the state.


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