Election 2022: In the midst of election fervor, the affairs of Corona have drawn lines of concern. Meanwhile, the Election Commission will hold a meeting on Saturday to decide whether the ban imposed on rallies and road shows to prevent the spread of corona virus should continue.
While announcing the dates for elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur on January 8, the Election Commission had announced a ban on rallies, road and bike shows and similar campaigning programs till January 15. The commission had on January 15 extended the ban till January 22.
However, the commission had allowed political parties to hold meetings ‘indoor’ i.e. with a maximum of 300 people in the recent past or with 50 percent of the people as per the recent capacity.
condition of corona in election states
Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary Health Amit Mohan Prasad said that 16,142 cases of COVID 19 were reported in the state in the last 24 hours and 17,600 people have been discharged. There are 95,866 active cases in the state. 22 people died in the last 24 hours.
At the same time, 4818 cases of corona were confirmed in Uttarakhand on Thursday and 4402 on Wednesday. There were 7862 cases in Punjab on Thursday and 7717 on Wednesday. There were 448 cases of corona in the electoral state of Manipur on Thursday and 358 on Wednesday.
On Thursday, 3,390 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in Goa and nine more patients died due to the epidemic. The department said that the infection rate in the state has reached 40.86 percent. A day before this, 3,936 cases were confirmed in the coastal state. On Wednesday, 3,936 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in Goa while seven patients died.