(June 18): It’s going to be a very different election season for Singapore this time around.

With polls expected to be held soon amid the pandemic, campaigning in the country has been altered to curb any virus spread: No physical rallies, refrain from shaking voters’ hands, no gatherings on polling night and no more than five people in a group when candidates canvass support on the ground.

Elections in the city-state would make Singapore the second Asian nation to go ahead with the ballot during the virus outbreak following South Korea’s polls in April. Other countries in the region have opted to postpone voting due to the pandemic.

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