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Puducherry to remain under lockdown on counting day

- April 28, 2021

Chennai, April 28(BPNS)

The night curfew and lockdown restrictions imposed up to April 30 in Puducherry is extended to May 3. On the counting day of May 2, the Union Territory will remain under lockdown and only those allowed to come out including essential services will be allowed movement. Those who are on duty during counting of votes will also be permitted on May 2 to travel outside.

Victory processions are not allowed as directed by the Election commission of India( ECI).

Gathering and congregation will not be allowed and people are advised to stay indoors.  Those who are authorized to enter the counting hall will have to be in procession a Covid negative certificate of RTPCR or RAT to enter the premises.

Candidates, agents ,counting officials and media persons should have to undergo either RTPCR or RAT.

Not more than two persons are allowed to accompany the wining candidate or his representative to  receive the certificate from the Returning officer.