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Polish firms flouting COVID-19 rules will lose right to state aid: official

03.12.2020 16:52
Polish businesses which break sanitary rules amid a COVID-19 epidemic will lose the right to aid from a massive state relief and stimulus package, the government spokesman said on Thursday.
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"On the one hand, of course, sanitary authorities may close a company that does not comply with sanitary rules,” said the spokesman, Piotr Müller.

“On the other hand, those companies that break sanitary regulations, after being punished will lose the opportunity of benefiting from the anti-crisis shield," Müller added.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki last week announced another hefty stimulus package for companies affected by the COVID-19 crisis, a measure he described as Financial Shield 2.0.

In March, Poland’s authorities unveiled a EUR 47 billion stimulus package to shore up the economy and shield the country from the impact of an intensifying coronavirus outbreak.

The Polish Prime Minister’s Office said last month that some 6 million jobs had been saved throughout the country thanks to such government measures.

Poland on Thursday reported 14,838 new coronavirus infections and 620 more deaths, bringing its total number of cases to 1,028,610 and fatalities to 18,828.


Source: PAP