Polish PM to recommend tightest virus rules for whole country

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Wednesday said he will recommend imposing the highest level of coronavirus restrictions nationwide.

Poland on Wednesday reported a new record of over 10,040 new cases, taking its total past 200,000. As of Wednesday, coronavirus patients occupied 9,439 hospital beds, up 5% in a day.

The lower house of parliament held an emergency session to discuss a bill to help an overwhelmed health system. One of the proposals was to put the whole country in the so-called “red zone” of top level restrictions.

“I will recommend that we take a decision to put all of Poland in the red zone from Saturday”, Morawiecki said.

Under the measures, secondary and high schools have been moved to online learning, while the government has limited restaurant opening hours in some parts of the country and closed all swimming pools and gyms.

Poland has so far recorded 3,851 COVID-19 deaths. 130 deaths were reported on Wednesday.

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