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Can You Vote on May 9 if You Have COVID Symptoms?

Just bring wear a face shield over your mask.
by Pia Regalado
Apr 28, 2022
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Those who have COVID-19 or exhibit symptoms of the disease can still vote on May 9 and are advised to wear face masks and face shields, Comelec said.

Current guidelines don't prohibit COVID patients from voting. However, if they are in isolation, they should ask authorities for permission to be allowed to go out to vote, said Comelec Commissioner George Garcia.

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There will be a designated isolation room in polling precincts where voters with symptoms can cast their votes, he said.

Puwede po basta po sila ay papayagan makalabas po doon sa kung [saan] sila ay naka-isolate, halimbawa’t lalong-lalo kung sila ay nasa isang isolation facility. Wala po kaming guidelines kung saan ‘yung balota ay dadalhin mismo sa isolation facility."

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