PM says Poland not following countries imposing another lockdown

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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated on Saturday that Poland had not chosen a wrong path of building the so-called herd immunity, and that it was not following the road chosen by some countries, which decided to impose another lockdown.

The prime minister said that Poland was following a middle road, but added that only people could halt the spread of the virus.

Addressing Poles, Morawiecki wrote on Facebook that the coronavirus continued to be a phenomenon, which was still being studied by scientists. Referring to an article on COVID-19 published by The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, the prime minister admitted that all fears regarding the coronavirus had been coming true and stated that "our steps and strategy being implemented in Poland have been based on the guidelines defined in the article."

Repeating that halting the number of new infections was in the hand of the people, the prime minister wrote that it was a matter of a responsible personal attitude. "Disinfection, self-distancing and masks. Do not listen to demagogues. Protect yourself and your close ones," he said.