'Election workers must be vaccinated'

THE Covid-19 National Control Centre has proposed that all frontline workers in the coming general election must be fully vaccinated.
'Election workers must be vaccinated' 'Election workers must be vaccinated' 'Election workers must be vaccinated' 'Election workers must be vaccinated' 'Election workers must be vaccinated'

Dr Daoni Esorom

Staff Reporter

This is the view of deputy controller Dr Daoni Esorom, who said that frontline workers in the elections would include police, defence force, polling officials and anyone who would be working with the Electoral Commission.
He was responding to questions by the media on how the NCC was planning on working with the commission to ensure that there was compliance with the niupela pasin during the general election period amid the low vaccination coverage, The National newspaper reported.
"We are actually trying to confirm and work with the Electoral Commission to make sure that the frontline workers who will be conducting the election are fully vaccinated," Esorom said.
"If you don't protect them, you are going to have a lot of problems with the elections.
"The critical condition is to have all those frontline workers vaccinated before we go for the elections so that they protect themselves apart from the public.
"Most of our surges in the country were mostly driven by overcrowding but if we can get our people vaccinated and follow the protocols, I think we can have an election that would enable us to minimise the risk of transmission."
Esorom said there was a draft standard operating procedure developed for the management of the Covid-19 during election period with the controller's office which would be finalised with the commission.


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