Polish health minister encourages remote work, as covid wave rises

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Health Minister Adam Niedzielski on Monday encouraged more Poles to switch to remote work as a means of curbing the rising Covid-19 infection wave, on top of a number of precautions already taken by the government.

Niedzielski told a press conference in Radom, central Poland, that employees should work from home where possible as workplaces were among the biggest infection hotbeds and were responsible for 50 percent of the current infection rate.

"It is very important to switch to remote work where possible. It is important for us to return to this work mode as this will reduce the possibility of infection," he appealed.

Niedzielski said that infections were sure to rise over the next 2-3 weeks.

Poland recorded 14,578 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 65 fatalities over the past 24h to Monday morning against 21,849 cases reported on Sunday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.