Poland suspends all domestic flights

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki decided on Monday morning to suspend all domestic flights in Poland as of today, head of the PM's Office Michal Dworczyk told the private TV broadcaster Polsat News on Monday.

Dworczyk added that the decision will be officially confirmed by the PM at a meeting of the crisis management team planned for 11.30am.

On Friday, the Polish government introduced border controls and a temporary entry ban applying to foreigners from midnight Saturday for 10 days with a possibility to prolong the ban for 20 days and thereafter for a further 30 days. Borders were agreed to remain open for the transport of goods. Poles crossing the border will be put on 14-day quarantine.

The government also put limitations on shopping malls, closed pubs, restaurants, bars and casinos, and banned public gatherings over 50 people. Grocery stores, pharmacies and drug stores will remain open.

On Monday morning, the Health Ministry confirmed 25 new coronavirus infections in Poland, bringing the total infection count to 150.