No new Covid restrictions until end-September, says gov't spokesman

The Polish government is not planning any changes to the current coronavirus restrictions until the end of the month, according to the government spokesman.

Speaking to the internet news service Wirtualna Polska, Piotr Mueller said that "it seems that the restrictions that are in force now will be maintained."

"Being a little optimistic, it seems that the number of vaccinated people and those who are getting vaccinated now have significantly reduced the number of infections and there is no need to change the regulations," the government spokesman said.

"We're not planning any changes until the end of September," he said.

Mueller went on to say that the government is prepared for a potential spike in infections, with an adequate number of hospital beds reserved as well as making plans for sectoral restrictions.

"However, the analysis that we have now shows that the number (of infections) should not reach the point that would make us introduce them," he added.

On Wednesday, the daily number of infections exceeded 500 for the first time since June and the health minister warned the number could reach 1,000 by the end of the month.