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GECOM gets green-light to adjust recount hours, no quarantine for foreigners

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will possibly work a 10-hour work day for the national recount and the CARICOM high-level team and international observers will no longer have to be quarantined for 14 days.

Sources have confirmed to News Talk Radio Guyana that communications to the GECOM Chairperson Justice Claudette Singh informed the seven-member commission that the National COVID-19 Task Force approves the recount of the ballots from 8am to 6pm. The start-date has not yet been announced.

Further the CARICOM team and international observers coming for the recount process will be pre-tested instead of being quarantined.

Earlier advice from the chairman of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Sunday had informed that the recount would be conducted from 6am to 5pm . He had also stated that the CARICOM team and international observers would be expected to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine on arrival at a government-run facility before given clearance to observe the recount process.

The GECOM commission is meeting Monday to advance plans for the commencement of the national recount.

Currently, the commissioners are back at the Arthur Chung International Conference Centre where the recount will be conducted.