The ruling YSRC candidates had either won or had an overwhelming lead over their nearest rivals in most of the ZPTCs and MPTCs in all the 13 districts.
Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das has directed District SPs to enforce Section 144 and restrict the gathering of the public in large numbers near the counting centres.
The local administration department will sanitize all the counting halls and counting centers on the pre-counting day and the post-counting day.
Round-wise results every 30 minutes, but delay likely owing to Covid-19 protocols, says chief electoral officer
If anyone develops Covid symptoms or falls sick, that person will be relieved from duty immediately and a replacement will be arranged,” he added.
The Chief Electoral Officer has directed the Health Secretary to make arrangements for conducting RT-PCR test on them on April 29.
The bench observed that the government is at liberty to invoke the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance against those violators of restriction order.
Process could take time owing to the large number of candidates in fray, big turnout by voters and the preferential voting system