There were earlier reports that police had swooped down on celebrations in San Juan as a direct result of a breach of COVID-19 restrictions. UNC supporters have gathered in their numbers as they await the final count to what has been a strong lead by their candidate for the constituency, Saddam Hussein. There are updates however, suggesting that supporters have been asked to wear their masks and stand some distance a part.

Earlier this evening, Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar had told the media that she would not be telling her supporters not to gather for celebrations.

On the other hand, PNM’s party leader, Dr. Keith Rowley had made it abundantly clear that the Balisier House would not be accommodating the usual pomp and party atmosphere that’s become the norm on election night, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions put in place by the PNM government to combat the spread of the virus.