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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have called for an immediate access to migrants at the Polish-Belarusian border, in order to provide them with medical assistance, food, water and shelter. The organisations stressed that "asylum-seekers and migrants should never be used by States to achieve political ends".

A 51-year-old resident of Lublin was released from police detention on Saturday evening. Earlier on he has been charged with stealing two sculptures - a dwarf and a lizard - from the Old Town in Zamość (Lublin province). The latter stood on a window sill next to another lizard figurine. The first one didn't even return to its place, when the other went missing. It was found on Sunday on the 51-year-old.

The Ministry of Health informed on Wednesday about 882 new coronavirus cases and the death of 20 COVID patients. Since the start of the pandemic, Poland has reported 2,899,888 infections and 75,523 COVID-related deaths.

"The court ordered the flag be returned immediately. The judge explained that the for the purposes of the inquiry, which is to determine whether the "Women's Strike" logo desecrated the flag, the police could have made a photographic documentation," says attorney Bartosz Obrębski, who filed a complaint at the court on last year's police intervention in Warsaw.

Poland's Prime Minister's Office informed on Tuesday that registration for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people over 50 and healthcare employees would be launched on September 24. The government also reminded that registration for a third vaccine shot for people with immunodeficiencies has been open since September 1.

Chamber of Fiscal Administration officers from the Masovian branch have detected and secured pneumatic and gas weapons, a crossbow, parts of an automatic gun, and hundreds of rounds. The arsenal has been found in boxes declared as sweets, cornflakes and flippers, sent over from North America.

"We are certain that people from Belarusian territory are being driven to Belarus Border Guard stations, where they receive instructions, and then they are transported further towards border with Poland," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at a press conference on Monday. "We're dealing with an operation orchestrated in Minsk and Moscow," he added. Three people who had illegally crossed Polish-Belarusian border were found dead due to hypothermia and exhaustion.

The Ministry of Health informed on Monday about 363 newly confirmed coronavirus infection cases. No COVID-related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Since the start of the pandemic in Poland, 2,898,299 infection cases and 75,488 deaths have been reported so far.

The first chairman of OPZZ (All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions) and a member of parliament in late communist era Alfred Miodowicz has died - the OPZZ informed on Friday. Miodowicz faced Lech Wałęsa in a TV debate in 1988, and took part in the Polish Round Table Talks. He was 92.

The Bureau of Research of the Sejm informed on Friday that, during August 11 session of the lower house, it had not received a request from Sejm Speaker Elżbieta Witek for legal analysis of vote repetition. The bureau added that "oral consultations are not subject of registration". The statement was issued in response to MP Tomasz Zimoch's request. Earlier on, Speaker Witek had said that "a discussion and oral consultation" had taken place in her office.

Part of the Westerplatte territory, including the Monument to the Defenders of the Coast, returns under Gdańsk administration, said the city mayor spokesman. The decision was made by the Supreme Administrative Court (NSA). In 2019, the plot was taken over by the state with a special act. After the legislation came into force, construction of an external exhibition has been launched. Since then the city hasn't been allowed to organise WWII outbreak anniversary commemorations.