The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased since Tuesday evening by 243 to reach 2,554, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday evening.
Speaking at a press conference, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said the restrictions will last for at least two weeks.
Over the past week, Poland has spent over PLN 1.2 billion (EUR 260 million) to buy, via intervention purchases, medical protective gear, Michałl Dworczyk, head of the PM's Office said on Monday.
By the end of the week the number of confirmed coronavirus cases will number several thousand, Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski said on Monday. Szumowski said the coronavirus epidemic in Poland was only just beginning, and that the infection count will rise.
New restrictions announced on Tuesday will take effect as of today and last until April 11, Poland’s Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski told a Tuesday press conference.
Polish Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski on Monday morning said that at the moment there were no grounds for regional lockdowns in Poland, as coronavirus cases were distributed evenly throughout all of Poland.
Persons who attended the last government sitting have been tested for the coronavirus and all results have proved negative, Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski said on Monday.
COVID-19 cases may peak in 2-3 weeks, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said on Monday assessing the coronavirus situation in Poland.
A total 150 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Poland, around 800 people are hospitalised and 8,000 are quarantined, Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski reported on Monday. So far three people have died from the disease.
Poland is taking part in the latest EU tender for ventilators, which is being organized due to the spread of coronavirus. The medical devices are crucial in the treatment of severely ill coronavirus patients.