In statements to Ideele Radio, the official indicated that "the safety conditions for citizens are being evaluated" for any decision on the matter.
"I am totally convinced that experts from the Ministry of Health
are working to adequately measure the data and signs of the pandemic in the country," he added.
Given its nature, the JNE cannot establish health measures and —therefore— has not issued measures related to the matter or to be implemented in the electoral process, he indicated.
Yet, he said, it is more complex to establish a strategy for the campaign trail. Preventive measures in that field would have to include either "the elimination of public appearances" or establishing "high connotations in terms of limits."
"That must be analyzed by experts, and we will receive the recommendations," Salas expressed.
Concerning the possibility that the Tribunal of Honor of the Electoral Ethical Pact could sanction those who fail to comply with the regulations or spread false information, he reaffirmed that said instance "does not have the capacity to fine, suspend, or report (candidates), but rather to issue recommendations or publish resolutions."