Government considers re-introduction of restrictions - PM

Radek Pietruszka/PAP

The government does not rule out the re-introduction of sanitary restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, but another lockdown is not being considered, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawecki said at a press conference on Thursday.

"The Government Crisis Management Team will analyse some things again. These rigours, which are in force, should be strictly observed," he added.

In Morawiecki's opinion, despite the government not having received new advice or new recommendations on restrictions from the Chief Sanitary Inspector, or from the Ministry of Health, it is possible that if the situation worsens, it will be necessary to further limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The prime minister also said that the government is considering quarantine requirements for people returning from some EU and some non-EU states.

"It is possible that, like some other European countries, we will have to go back to quarantine, to apply the quarantine rule for 12 days or two weeks, for people returning from some countries. We are considering the case of Spain, because there are a lot of coronavirus cases there," Morawiecki added.