Shops, pharmacies, post offices offer special hours for senior citizens

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Shops, pharmacies and post offices in Poland are reserved for senior citizens of the age of 60 and older between 10:00 a.m. and noon as of Thursday, October 15, due to a growing number of new coronavirus infections and the ongoing COVID pandemic.

In accordance with the decree issued by the government, special hours have been introduced in order to protect senior citizens who are among the most vulnerable to severe complications from COVID-19.

Addressing a press conference held along with Health Minister Adam Niedzielski on Saturday, PM Mateusz Morawiecki explained that the introduction of special hours for senior citizens was to help protect them.

As of October 10, the whole territory of Poland has been designated as a 'yellow-zone' subject to renewed restrictions. Since last Saturday, Poles must cover their mouths and noses when outdoors in public areas, with the exception of parks, forests and beaches.

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