Poland to reopen economy from April 19 - health minister

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Poland will slowly begin to reopen its economy from April 19, said Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski on Tuesday morning, adding that if not for the isolation, the number of patients would be much higher.

In an interview with private radio broadcaster RMF FM, Szumowski said that the reopening of the economy is a good message, if one analyses the costs of the national isolation.

He also stated that without the isolation and national quarantine, Poland would have had several tens of thousands of infections today.

The Ministry of Health said on Monday afternoon that since March 4, when the first coronavirus case was reported, the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland had reached 6,674 and that the death toll had risen to 245.

On Thursday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that a plan aimed at returning to a new economic reality would be presented after Easter.