Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Piotr Gliński laid out Poland’s preparedness for combatting the long-term effects COVID-19 and calls for global solidarity.
President Andrzej Duda has informed Pope Francis about Poland's epidemic aid to other countries in a telephone conversation, Duda aide Krzysztof Szczerski reported on Thursday, adding the Pope called Poland's aid a "magnificent sign of international solidarity."
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 237 since Wednesday evening and reached 12,877, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday evening. Another 20 people have died, bringing the death toll to 644.
Poland's budget deficit reached PLN 9.4 bln (EUR 2.07 bln) in the first three months of the year, the Finance Ministry reported on Thursday. The data point to the first effects of the coronavirus crisis on the state budget.
The head of the State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced on Thursday that, keeping in mind the health and lives of the electorate and polling station staff, special voting methods should be introduced and added that postal voting was the easiest such procedure.
President Andrzej Duda has appointed Kamil Zaradkiewicz acting first president of Poland's Supreme Court until the court's new head is appointed in a standard procedure, Duda's spokesperson Blazej Spychalski announced on Twitter on Thursday.
The European Economic Congress (EEC) in Katowice, postponed until September due to the coronavirus pandemic, will have an online element to be held on May 18-20, during which more than a dozen virtual debates are planned on current economic challenges.
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 141 since Wednesday evening and reached 12,781, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday morning. Another four people have died, bringing the death toll to 628.
Advances of PLN 2 bln (EUR 439 mln) from the EU's Connecting Europe instrument will go to state rail carrier PKP, the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways and sea port management firms, the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy has announced.
Checks on Poland's borders have been prolonged until May 13 in light of the continuing coronavirus epidemic, the Polish Interior Ministry informed PAP on Wednesday.