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Poland's COVID-19 cases up to 23,987, deaths at 1,065: health ministry

01.06.2020 11:50
A total of 23,987 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease in Poland, with 1,065 deaths from the coronavirus so far, public health officials announced on Monday morning.
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The number of new confirmed virus cases rose by 202 from the previous day, while the death toll increased by one, Poland's PAP news agency reported.

The first infection was confirmed by Polish authorities on March 4, while the country's first coronavirus fatality was announced on March 12.

Poland has since declared a "state of epidemic" and temporarily closed its borders to non-residents in a move to curb the spread of the illness.

International scheduled flights and passenger rail connections were suspended on March 15.

In another effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, the government banned public gatherings and closed all pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Health and government officials urged Poles to stay home and practice social distancing.

People were ordered to wear masks or other face coverings when out in public.

Some restrictions were relaxed last month, and hotels and shopping malls were allowed to reopen in early May as the country moved to the next phase of easing its coronavirus lockdown.

Nurseries and preschools throughout the country have been given the green light to resume operations.

Poland has also reopened outdoor sports areas and allowed football matches to be played behind closed doors.

Hairdressers, beauty parlours, restaurants, bars and cafes were allowed to reopen to customers last month.

Polish elementary schools began reopening to young children last Monday as the country lifted more COVID-19 safety measures.

Meanwhile, regular classes at all levels of Polish schools remain suspended until at least June 7.

Poland relaxed face mask rules on Saturday, and it also allowed public gatherings of up to 150 people.

In another move to ease coronavirus measures, the government lifted restrictions on how many people can gather in places such as retail outlets, restaurants and churches though face coverings and social distancing are still required.

Culture and entertainment venues as well as indoor sports facilities will be allowed to reopen from June 6.

Polish football stadiums are set to reopen to spectators from June 19.

Poland on Monday reopened its skies for domestic flights.


Source: PAP