Poland to announce stricter pandemic curbs on Wednesday
April 20, 2021
Europe

Poland to announce stricter pandemic curbs on Wednesday

WARSAW (POLAND) – Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said that the government will announce tougher pandemic curbs on Wednesday, especially in some regions which have been pummelled by the UK variant of the novelcoronavirus.

Over the past 24 hours, 12,146 new infections were registered, a rise of more than 3,500 in the span of a week, the minister said in an interview with radio station TOK FM.

“We are moving in the direction of limiting entries at the border. We will also want formal changes in the wearing of protective face shields or scarves instead of masks…and we also have to regionalise restrictions,” Niedzielski said.

The new curbs should be introduced on Saturday, he said, adding that they could come into effect earlier.

Poland has eased some curbs, opened ski resorts as well as hotels and theatres capping the number of patrons at 50 percent. These measures may have to be rolled back if the pandemic condition worsens.

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