New DelhiCorona virus infection is spreading rapidly in the country. Assembly elections are to be held in Punjab, the dates for the elections have also been announced. But before this, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Dr S Karuna Raju has been found to be Corona positive. He himself has given this information. Dr. S. Karuna Raju is asymptomatic and does not have any symptoms. This news has come at a time when the dates of assembly elections in Punjab have been announced a day before.
The Election Commission on Saturday announced the date of assembly elections in Punjab. Polling in the state will be held in a single phase on February 14 and counting of votes will take place on March 10.
Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Dr S Karuna Raju on Saturday encouraged political parties to opt for virtual rallies instead of physical rallies in view of rising corona cases across the country. While addressing the media, Raju had said, “Keeping in view the emerging challenge of Omicron variant of COVID-19, all are requested to compulsorily follow the COVID appropriate behaviour.”
first published:Jan. 9, 2022, 4:57 p.m.