In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Nigeria has introduced several public health and social measures (PHSM). These include the restriction of mass gatherings, closure of schools, inter-state movement restrictions, mandating the wearing of face masks and requirements for physical distancing. However, as the pandemic continues, countries have eased lockdowns and relaxed restrictions in phases.
This is to enable the continuation of economic activities and provide people with a means of maintaining their livelihood. Despite the pandemic, there is a continuity of essential processes, such as elections, in some countries. In some settings where elections have been conducted without due consideration for public health measures particularly physical distancing, there has been an upsurge in COVID-19 cases.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has developed this guideline for election processes in Nigeria, in the context of COVID-19. This is to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 cases during elections.
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