Neighboring country in lockdown light: Poland’s President Duda tested positive

In neighboring Poland, like almost everywhere in the world, the corona numbers are skyrocketing. Now President Duda is also caught. According to official information, the head of state is doing well. Meanwhile, the corona rules are being tightened.

According to official information, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for the corona virus. The President is doing well, said State Secretary in the presidential office, Blazej Spychalski. Duda had himself tested for the corona virus on Friday, Spychalski wrote on Twitter.

Poland recently recorded a record high in new infections with the corona virus. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the classification of the entire country as a “red zone” on Friday. In Poland, with its 38 million inhabitants, 13,632 new corona cases were reported on Friday.

Due to the strong spread of the virus, Prime Minister Morawiecki announced the return to online lessons for all students from the fourth grade. Morawiecki also asked everyone over the age of 70 to stay at home. Last week he had already called on citizens to work in the home office.

On Saturday last week, the government in Warsaw declared half of the country a “red zone”. From this Saturday, a mask is required in all public places throughout Poland. Restaurants, cafés and pubs are only allowed to offer out-of-home service. Fitness clubs and swimming pools are also closed. Weddings are prohibited and the number of people who can gather in shops, public transport and church services is strictly limited.

Due to the significant increase in new corona infections in Poland, the national stadium in Warsaw is also being converted into a corona hospital, as the pandemic has brought the health system to the brink of collapse.


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