Polish president says gov't dealing well with coronavirus pandemic

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Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said the government has dealt with the pandemic well, although its handling of the crisis has not been perfect.

The president once belonged to the ruling Law and Justice party, and is seen as a close ally of the government.

"No one can say that everything that was done was perfect or that every decision taken, was right," President Andrzej Duda said in an interview with the Sieci weekly published on Monday.

"Please, show me a country which has provided only ideal solutions. No one has managed to deal with the pandemic in a perfect way," Duda said when asked to evaluate the work of the government.

"Looking at the situation as it is, I would give it [the government] a grade of 'B', or maybe even a 'B plus'," he added.

"As I am also a part of the executive branch, let me say that we have managed to act in the best possible manner, and to the best of our knowledge," he stated, adding that he "has been taking responsibility upon himself".

The president said he had quickly signed bills on financial aid for the economy and because of this huge amounts of money "have been put into motion," and that this would help Polish businesses survive.