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Poland confirms 8,312 new coronavirus cases, 411 more deaths

08.12.2020 10:58
Poland on Tuesday reported 8,312 new coronavirus infections and 411 more deaths, bringing its total number of cases to 1,076,180 and fatalities to 20,592.
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Of the new cases confirmed, the most - 1,072, - were in the southern province of Małopolskie, which includes the historic city of Kraków.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 317 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 94 who died directly because of COVID-19, the Polish health ministry said in a tweet.

On Thursday, November 19, the country reported 637 new deaths, its worst daily toll since the start of the pandemic.

On Saturday, November 7, the Polish health ministry reported a record 27,875 new single-day cases, the most since the pandemic hit the country in early March.

Second wave hits hard

Tougher measures to battle COVID-19 came into effect across Poland last month following a surge in cases amid a second wave of the pandemic.

Hotels are only able to take in guests on business trips. Theatres, cinemas, museums and galleries have been told to close temporarily.

The government has announced that restaurants, cinemas, theaters and gyms will remain closed until at least December 27.

Schools and universities throughout the country have returned to distance learning.

Under restrictions announced in October, children under 16 are only allowed to leave their homes under the supervision of an adult between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, pubs, restaurants and cafes are only allowed to provide take-aways and delivery orders.

Gatherings of more than five people have been forbidden, though people who live or work together are exempt from the rule.

(pk)

Source: PAP