Gov't may reinstate Sunday trading in Poland - PM's official

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The Polish government has been considering the restoration of retail trading on Sundays, PM's Office head Michal Dworczyk said on Wednesday. A few years Poland started to phase out Sunday shopping amid union pressure and the government's conservative agenda.

There have been numerous appeals to reinstate Sunday trading to limit crowds in shops as coronavirus cases spike during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to Polish online portal Wirtualna Polska, Dworczyk admitted that the government has heard such suggestions, including from the agrarian Polish People's Party. "In the situation we are in now, we can't rule out any solution worth considering," he said.

On Wednesday Poland reported a new daily record of both coronavirus infections (6,526) and deaths (116).