Nilam Sawhney

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Andhra Chief Secy asks Election Commission not to delay local polls over COVID-19 fears

Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney wrote to the State Election Commissioner (SEC) N Ramesh Kumar on Sunday, saying that the state is prepared to handle the containment of COVID-19 for three to four weeks, and that the situation can be unpredictable after that. He requested the SEC to revoke the decision to postpone the local body election process in the wake of COVID-19 disease. 

Stating that the state government’s Medical and Health Department has taken necessary precautions to contain the disease in the state, Sawhney wrote, “As on date, there is only one confirmed positive case and that too, of a person who has returned from Italy. This is an indication that at present, local transmission has not set in and that the spread of coronavirus in the state is under control.”

Source: The News Minute