Today’s news round-up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Wyborcza.pl – Scientists in Gdansk and Krakow have detected the H5N1 bird-flu virus in poultry meat, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. Doctors have warned that virus can be dangerous to humans and in the last 20 years half of the more than 800 people who caught it died. The infected poultry meat is believed to be the source of a number of cat deaths in recent weeks, as all the cats that died had been given the meat raw. For humans to get the virus, the paper wrote, they will have to also eat the meat raw or handle it without proper sanitary procedures.
TVPInfo.pl – Polish Krab self-propelled howitzers have played a key role in the fighting around Bakhmut and Kherson, a Ukrainian artillery officer told the state-owned broadcaster TVP Info. The officer said the Krabs work "effectively and precisely," and are also easy to transport and shoot. Poland provided Ukraine with 18 Krabs and the Ukrainian government has ordered 56 from their Polish producer.
TVN24.pl – A woman who drowned trying to save the life of her 13-year-old son left six children without a mother, news broadcaster TVN24 reported. The incident took place in Kalisz City Park on June 27. The woman went into the water after the boy, who is autistic, got into trouble. However, he managed to drag himself out of the lake but his mother could not having got stuck, possibly, in mud. One witness complained that people ignored her desperate pleas for help.
Rp.pl – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita was given access to a high-security factory in the UK producing CAMMs (Common Anti-Air Modular Missiles). The weapon, which can be used against aircraft and other missiles, will form a key part of Poland's short-range air defences. The British weapons, which are made at a factory near the town of Bolton, will be carried on Polish-made vehicles and will protect Polish land forces and high-value sites. Poland signed a deal worth EUR 2.16 billion in April to buy the missiles.