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Lockdown needed if COVID-19 cases exceed 30,000 a day: advisor to Polish PM

10.11.2020 12:54
A full lockdown should be imposed in Poland for a month if the number of new coronavirus cases exceeds 30,000 a day, the prime minister’s chief advisor on the COVID-19 epidemic has said.
Prof. Andrzej Horban.
Prof. Andrzej Horban. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

“We must prohibit people from leaving home without a reason” if that threshold is reached, Prof. Andrzej Horban was cited as saying in Tuesday's edition of the Rzeczpospolita daily.

He added Poles should be out and about only if they are going to work “in professions that are vital for the functioning of the country. Everything else should be closed for a month.”

Poland on Tuesday reported 25,484 new coronavirus infections and 330 more deaths, bringing its total number of cases to 593,592 and fatalities to 8,375.

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

On Friday, November 6, Poland reported its highest daily toll of 445 deaths related to the coronavirus.


Source: PAP