PM says Easter could be last holiday under Covid threat

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Poland's prime minister has said that the upcoming Easter holiday should be the last one held under the shadow of the Covid pandemic.

Mateusz Morawiecki wrote that the national vaccination programme is bringing hope to the country, but appealed to people to celebrate Easter with limited family gatherings.

"The upcoming time symbolises victory over death, and hope - and this is also what vaccines offer,” wrote the prime minister on Facebook. “Thanks to the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, we have a good chance that it will be the last such holiday."

Poland is experiencing a surge in Covid infections with an all-time record high of 35,143 cases reported last Friday.