Singapore is celebrating a new election day this Friday, which is characterized by strict security measures due to the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in which the official People’s Party (PAP) is expected to expire. The elections have always had one since the city-state gained independence in 1965 Percentage of more than 60 percent reached.
Dressed in face masks, the 2.65 million Singaporeans who were invited to the elections must undergo temperature control and wear disposable gloves when entering the polling booths. These are exceptional measures because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asian country, it has reached almost 45,500 people, of whom 26 have died.
The number of polling stations for these elections, which have been classified as “historical” due to the current context of the health crisis, rose from 880 to 1,100 in order to avoid crowds and thus minimize the risk of infection, as the local newspaper emphasized. “The Straits Times”.
Those who have already been able to vote were Singaporean voters in other countries, around 6,570 according to the electoral department, 2,000 more than in the 2015 elections, most of them residing in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or in Great Britain Malaysia.