Poland recorded 16,300 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as of October 27, the health ministry said, prompting speculation that the United Right government will impose full lockdown across the country as early as this weekend.
Poland has recorded 280,229 coronavirus cases in total since the start of the pandemic in March, including 4,615 deaths.
The government has been incrementally tightening restrictions since October 1, when the number of new cases began a rapid rise. The most recent batch of safety rules saw higher grades in primary schools switching to online mode as well as limits on public gatherings and shutdown of gastronomy, except for takeaway orders.
“Wednesday will be key,” an unnamed government source told news service money.pl about the government’s outlook on what to do next.
If the number of new cases rises again in today’s communiqué from the health ministry, the government is expected to make the first moves towards lockdown and announce it by Friday, the source added.
Poland was in lockdown in March and April, which led to an unprecedented economic collapse in the second quarter and will be the key driver in this year’s recession. Poland’s GDP is expected to contract 3-4% in 2020.
The number of new confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Poland dropped to just 5,733 as of November 30, the health ministry said. The figure is a sharp drop versus the 11,483 cases recorded ... more
Poland recorded 603 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths as of November 18, the health ministry said in a daily report. That is the highest daily number of fatal cases since the pandemic began in ... more
The Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund (3SIIF) has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Cargounit, the largest independent locomotive leasing company in Poland and the ... more