South Korea holds election

South Korea holds election

South Koreans began going to polls on Wednesday to elect members of parliament amid the coronavirus pandemic

Voting kicked off at 6 am and was to run until 6 pm at 14,330 polling stations across the country, according to the National Election Commission (NEC). The number of eligible voters is 44 million, according to Yonhap news agency.

At polling stations, voters were required to wear a mask and have a temperature check upon arrival and were asked to use plastic gloves when casting ballots.

Anyone whose temperature was higher than 37.5 Celsius (99.5 Fahrenheit) was led to a special booth.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 27 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total infections to 10,591, with 225 deaths.

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