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Comelec announced Thursday that COVID-19 positive voters can still vote.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced Thursday that Covid-19 positive voters can still vote in the May 9 elections, despite the health department's recommendation.
Comelec Commissioner George Garcia said patients with the disease are allowed to vote in isolated polling precincts and outside of quarantine areas.
“Basta sila ay papayagang makalabas ng isolation area at kung talagang wala naman sa aming patakaran na hindi sila pag boboto hin, kaya lang ang pakiusap namin, kung sakali, doon sa mga may nararamdaman lang, mas maganda sana na face mask at mag-face shield na rin," said Garcia in a televised briefing.
"Again, lahat ng may nararamdaman, may sintomas ay makakaboto. Hindi namin sila pauuwiin," he added.
The poll body recently presented its own isolation polling places, which were reserved for people with Covid-19 symptoms.
Contributed by Thimy Noveno