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SEOUL, April 8 (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The government is considering limited lifting of self-isolation measures to enable individuals whose movements have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to vote in the general elections.
If the general election were to be held during the Covid-19 outbreak, voters subject to restrictions like stay-home orders will be allowed to vote outside their electoral divisions, under a proposed law.Aspiring candidates who are ill would also be allowed to register on Nomination Day without being there in person.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has scolded one of its two co-leaders after he said the party should split and expel a radical wing within its ranks as the only way to build a broader support base.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even as medical teams struggled to save an onslaught of gravely ill coronavirus patients and deaths hit new highs, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations seemed to be leveling off in New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Despite a last-minute court battle and a stay-at-home order, thousands of Wisconsin voters on Tuesday braved the coronavirus outbreak to wait six feet apart in lines for hours and cast ballots in the state's presidential primary and local elections.
(Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Lewis of Georgia endorsed Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Tuesday, giving the Democrat's bid further support among the party's black leadership.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Singapore government tabled a bill in parliament on Tuesday that sought to ensure that a general election could be held safely if called during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): If the general election were to be held during the Covid-19 outbreak, voters subject to restrictions like stay-home orders will be allowed to vote outside their electoral divisions, under a proposed law.
(Reuters) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court put the state's chaotic presidential primary back on track, ruling on Monday that Democratic Governor Tony Evers cannot postpone in-person voting to June despite the coronavirus crisis.
CHENNAI, India (Reuters) - Power demand around India shows how many nationwide heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to switch off their lights on Sunday and burn candles instead to "challenge the darkness" of the coronavirus, with the north coming out clear winners.