Third daily record in a row. 658 coronavirus cases on Saturday

TVN24 News in English, Reuters
Evacuation of residents of a senior home in Lisków, Poland
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Poland reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases for a third day in a row on Saturday with 658, the Health Ministry said.

The ministry also reported five new deaths. Poland has reported a total of 46,346 coronavirus cases and 1,721 deaths.

More than 200 cases were reported in the Silesia mining region in southern Poland, which has been grappling with an outbreak among miners.

Sanitary services said that the resurgence of COVID-19 among coal miners is a result of loosening restrictions and the working conditions in coal mines, in which it is difficult to enforce social distancing.

Poland has reported fewer cases of COVID-19 than some other European countries, but the number of new infections is now climbing. While a crisis meeting was held on Friday, no new immediate measures were announced.

"Limits could cover certain counties, the ones that have the biggest problems when it comes to a rise in infections," Poland's government spokesman Piotr Muller told a press conference on Friday, without specifying the areas.

Muller also said that restrictions would unlikely be nationwide and that the government would explore imposing quarantine measures on travellers from certain countries also facing a rapid growth in new cases.


Źródło: TVN24 News in English, Reuters

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