Poland mulls quarantine for returnees from select countries

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Poland is considering quarantine requirements for people returning from some EU and some non-EU states, a government spokesman Piotr Muller said on Thursday, as the country may face a spike in coronavirus infections.

Muller told private broadcaster Polsat News that in recent weeks state institutions have been preparing for a potential return of the epidemic "on a larger scale". Therefore, he said, some restrictions may be reinstated, though they likely will not be as wide-reaching as those launched in March and April.

Citing UK "and other countries" reintroducing some restrictions amid concerns about the coronavirus, Muller said the Polish government may announce its decision on quarantine within days if the epidemic spikes in a particular country.