PV Desk : Voting has begun in the by-polls to the Dhaka-10 parliamentary seat with more than 312,000 voters on Saturday amid fears over the global coronavirus outbreak.

The same day, two more constituencies went to the polls.

The voting will continue until 5 pm. Electronic voting machines are being used in the Dhaka polls. EVM is being used for voting along with other protective measures taken to prevent coronavirus infections, said Returning Officer GM Sahtabuddin.

Hand sanitisers and facemasks have been arranged for the election officers, he said.

“There are hand sanitisers and tissue in every polling booth. Health workers supervised by the civil surgeon will be present in the constituencies.”

There are banners carrying awareness information on the novel coronavirus in the polling centres, the returning officer said.

A small number of voters showed up in different centres after the voting opened at 9am.