Poland could face 5,000 additional daily COVID-19 infections due to protests

Monday marked the 12th day of mass protests against an October 22 constitutional court ruling which halted pregnancy terminations for foetal abnormalities, and practically introduced an almost total ban on abortion in Poland. Maciej Kulczyński/PAP

The massive nationwide protests against tightening Poland’s abortion law could add an additional 5,000 coronavirus infections a day.

On Tuesday the newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna cited estimates by mathematical modelling specialists from Warsaw University that put the number of positive tests in late November at 31,000

Monday marked the 12th day of mass protests against an October 22 constitutional court ruling which halted pregnancy terminations for foetal abnormalities, and practically introduced an almost total ban on abortion in Poland.