Large-scale Covid-19 outbreak in homeless shelter in northern Poland

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Ninety residents of a homeless shelter in Poland's northern city of Gdańsk, out of a total of 100, have been infected with the Covid-19 virus together with seven staff members.

For the time being, they are asymptomatic.

The shelter, run by the local Saint Albert charity, is a home for older and ailing adults, who are at higher risk for severe illness from Covid-19.

Ten shelter residents, who tested negative for coronavirus, have been transferred to another charity centre.

According to the Health Ministry, the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland has grown since Monday by 9,954 new cases and reached 1,811,036 on Tuesday.

Another 282 people have died, bringing the death toll to 45,599.