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Oct 22, 2020

A Curfew on Election Day?

Chester Williams

As COVID-19 continues to spread; there is concern that Election Day may end being a super spreader event.  Aside from voters waiting in line to cast their vote, Election Day machineries are expected to present the ideal opportunity for the spread of the virus.  Earlier this week, U.D.P. Leader Patrick Faber said that imposing a curfew was an option discussed in cabinet prior to the dissolution of House.  On Wednesday, following what transpired on nomination day with political supporters and motorcades, Commissioner Chester Williams said that a curfew for Election Day may be a solution.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Well maybe that is a solution, make the election day a one day self-emergency that you can say persons can only come out on the streets to vote and after voting they go home, after six p.m. or seven p.m. nobody should be on the street except for those persons who are engaged in election duties that may be the way to go but we have to do something to ensure that come election day it is not a super spreader because people, I don’t know some of us just don’t understand, they will not understand, they will want to come out in huge numbers and again more and more of our people are going to be infected and we are going to be losing more and more of our elderly citizens who are vulnerable.”


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