Prime minister to host cross-party meeting on coronavirus

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All Poland's opposition caucuses have confirmed their representatives will attend a meeting at 15:30 on Thursday with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on the subject of the coronavirus threat, government spokesman Piotr Mueller has informed PAP.

PM Morawiecki announced on TV news on Wednesday evening that he would send the invitations to opposition clubs on Thursday morning.

"I invite the leaders of all the opposition groupings," Morawiecki said on Wednesday. "Tomorrow I want to present very exactly the course of our discussion today at the crisis group and I want to show how we are carrying out best practice step by step."

The prime minister also said he would be joined at the meeting by Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski and the head of the PM's Office, Michal Dworczyk.

The new coronavirus, first detected in China, has infected more than 95,000 people globally and caused over 3,200 deaths. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19.