The scientific committee that advises the Bolivian government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic has advised the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) to postpone the general election scheduled for September 6 as part of the struggle between the ruling party and the opposition . of the next elections.
“We should wait until the epidemiological curve of active cases declines over a 14-day period,” the scientific committee said in a letter to TSE President Salvador Romero, the ABI news agency reports.
The number of coronaviruses is currently increasing in Bolivia, and it is predicted that the “peak” of the contagion curve will be reached in the coming weeks. According to the Ministry of Health, there have been 1,409 new positive and 67 further deaths in the last 24 hours, a total of 60,991 infected and 2,218 deceased.
Therefore, the Scientific Committee considered that “the 6th of September to hold the general election is not appropriate due to the epidemiological conditions of the pandemic and its development”.