Poland's former health minister, Lukasz Szumowski, who stepped down after the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, is in hospital with COVID-19 symptoms, not even a month after he was first tested positive for coronavirus, media have reported.
President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday appointed Zbigniew Rau as the new foreign minister and Adam Niedzielski as the new health minister. Rau replaces Jacek Czaputowicz, while Niedzielski takes over for Łukasz Szumowski.
To-date National Health Fund (NFZ) head Adam Niedzielski will be Poland's new health minister, PM Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Thursday. Niedzielski will replace former health minister Łukasz Szumowski.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has announced that the name of a new health minister, who will replace Lukasz Szumowski, will be announced in several days. He has also declared that "it will be a competent person with a broad knowledge of health protection."
Polish Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski tendered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he would remain an MP but wanted to return to the medical profession.
Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said on Monday that "the more sanitary regulations are neglected by people, the bigger number of 'red' zones will be established all over Poland, and, finally, we will have significant restrictions in the whole of the country."
Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said on Friday he had asked the Interior Ministry and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS) to increase controls at tourist destinations in Poland as well as in 'yellow' and 'red' districts where additional restrictions apply.
Polish Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski announced on Thursday that sanitary regime regulations will be reintroduced in nine counties of the provinces of Wielkopolskie, western Poland, Malopolskie and Slaskie, southern Poland, and Lodzkie, central Poland.
The government has announced new coronavirus guidelines following a record infection rise over three days of last week, peaking at 658 cases on Saturday.
Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski declared on Monday that the number of coronavirus-infected Poles has been decreasing, and that the statistics have been improving. He also thanked the Polish medical staff, mass media and his co-workers.