Tobagonians in quarantine warned not to go and vote

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Tobagonians in quarantine warned not to go and vote

The TTPS is warning Tobagonians who are supposed to be in self-quarantine that leaving their home to go and vote is in violation of the Public health COVID Regulations.

In a statement issued this morning, the TTPS claimed to have been made aware of persons in quarantine being advised to go out and vote in today’s Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections.

However they warn that anyone who attempts to do this will be prosecuted along with persons who advise them to do so.

It reminded citizens that this election is being held under existing Public Health Regulations as the country sees surging numbers of new infections and deaths due to the COVID virus on a daily basis.

The TTPS added that it is therefore urging citizens who will be casting their vote in today’s elections to act responsibly and practice the three W’s (Wear your mask, Wash your hands and Watch your distance) particularly in the lines leading to, and within, the various Polling Stations.

The TTPS noted that as is the norm, officers will play an active role in preserving law and order at the various Polling Stations by enforcing the law, including the existing Public Health Regulations.

It pointed out that in accordance with the public health COVID Regulations, persons subject to quarantine orders are not allowed to leave their place of quarantine, even if to place their ballot.

The TTPS urged affected persons to refrain from visiting any Polling Station to cast their vote and warned that anyone found breaching the said regulations will be prosecuted.

It added that anyone caught advising, assisting, counselling or procuring persons to disregard orders to self-quarantine, will be prosecuted for such conduct.