Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton says the Office of the Political Ombudsman, is to be partly responsible for monitoring and enforcing the COVID-19 guidelines for the duration of the General Election campaign period.

Dr Tufton says the police and the relevant health authorities will also be responsible for enforcement of the measures outlined to guide the election campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also sought to dismiss suggestions by at least one of two new political parties that they were not invited to a recent meeting with the Political Ombudsman to discuss the September 3 General Election.

Meanwhile, the Health Minister says the Office of the Political Ombudsman should be given more credit, as it is able to play a pivotal role in the monitoring of the COVID-19 protocols.

However, Dr Tufton notes the task to prevent breaches will be daunting but achievable with good campaign management.

Dr Christopher Tufton, Health and Wellness Minister, speaking during last evening’s edition of Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Tyrone Reid.