English Section

Special session of Polish parliament on coronavirus outbreak

02.03.2020 07:10
At a special session of the Polish parliament on Monday morning, the government is expected to outline what measures it is taking to ward off the international coronavirus outbreak.
Image by leo2014 from Pixabay
Image by leo2014 from Pixabay Pixabay License

Before the session, President Andrzej Duda was expected to hold talks with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski and Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński.

Government spokesman Piotr Müller wrote on Twitter on Sunday evening that there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus yet in Poland.

But senior officials have warned that it is a matter of time before it appears in this country.

The leader of Poland’s ruling conservatives said on Friday that his country was prepared for an outbreak of the coronavirus.

Jarosław Kaczyński warned it was important to avoid panic and insisted that the authorities had taken action to protect Poles.

Poland’s defence ministry has said that the army is prepared to respond if needed and support the country’s health services.

Meanwhile, Michał Dworczyk, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, has said that there is a reserve in the budget of over PLN 1 billion (EUR 231million, USD 254 million) for dealing with crisis situations.


Source: PAP