The verification of ballots sent in from Serbia began on Oct. 23, in the premises of the Kosovo Ministry of Infrastructure, the Central Election Commission reported.
The Commission's officials and forensic experts opened after more than a week the office where the envelopes with ballots from Serbia had been placed, and those present in the room confirmed that no suspicion of an allergic reaction existed this time.
The office has been closed since some of the Commission's staff, who had been verifying the ballots, complained about allergy-induced health problems.
Twelve patients who had been admitted to the Hospital for Infectious Diseases within the University Clinical Center of Kosovo with the same complaints, were released a few days ago. The tests completed by the National Public Health Institute showed that the samples contained no allergy or infection triggers.