Bangladesh Election Commission halts Chattogram City election
03:00 PM, March 21, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:59 PM, March 21, 2020

EC halts CCC election, 2 by-polls

Election Commission has postponed Chattogram City Corporation election and by-polls to two constituencies due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

"Election to Chattogram City Corporation and the by-polls of Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 have been postponed for indefinite period," Election Commission Senior Secretary Md Alamgir said after a meeting of the commission this afternoon.

"Commission made the decisions taking health risk of people into consideration," he said at a press briefing at the EC Media Centre in Sher-e-Banglanagar area of Dhaka.

The commission will set the new dates when the health department announces the country is free from the risk of the novel coronavirus, he added.

The Chattogram City Corporation election and the by-polls of Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 were scheduled for March 29.

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