Poland may conduct mass screenings for coronavirus in coming months

Andrusiewicz, addressing a press conference, said that "there is a large number of people undiagnosed for coronavirus because they are going through the infection without any symptoms and do not even see a need to contact a doctor." Marcin Obara/PAP

Most countries, including Poland, are planning to introduce screening tests to see how many people were actually affected by coronavirus, Health Ministry spokesman Wojciech Andrusiewicz said on Friday, adding the tests may take place in the coming months.

Andrusiewicz, addressing a press conference, said that "there is a large number of people undiagnosed for coronavirus because they are going through the infection without any symptoms and do not even see a need to contact a doctor."

For this reason, like most countries in the world, Poland is also "planning to introduce mass screenings to see how many people are actually affected by coronavirus," said the spokesman.

"We have purchased serological tests, and are not ruling out screening with antigen tests to check the population," Andrusiewicz stressed.

"I assume that such screening will take place in Poland in the coming months," said Andrusiewicz adding that a decision to this effect "will be made in the coming weeks."