The Polish health minister has announced that the retail trade sector will likely be the first to be released from the binding coronavirus restrictions, which will probably be lifted after the first quarter of the year.
The Polish government is preparing a compensation fund that will offer payments to people vaccinated against the coronavirus who suffer a serious negative reaction to the jab, the health minister has announced.
Children from grades 1 through 3 will return to their schools as of January 18, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski announced on Monday.
A centre attached to Warsaw’s Medical University could be hit with a PLN 250,000 (EUR 55,000) fine for vaccinating people outside the first group of people meant to be vaccinated first under a nationwide programme.
More than 14,000 Poles have already been vaccinated against Covid-19, the health minister said on Wednesday.
Some 15 million Poles need to be vaccinated to achieve a "population immunity effect," the minister of health said on Tuesday.
Poland has organised vaccination points that will be able to vaccinate up to 98.5 percent of the population against Covid-19, the health minister said on Wednesday.
If a decision on permitting coronavirus vaccinations is taken before Christmas then just after the holidays the first batch of 10,000 doses may appear in Poland and the health authorities are ready to distribute them, the health minister said on Thursday.
The Polish health minister has said that he will recommend that the current coronavirus-related restrictions, especially those regarding school winter holidays, should remain in force until at least January 17, 2021, to avoid a third Covid-19 wave.
Next year will be a year of vaccinations against the coronavirus, the Polish health minister has said, adding that if population resistance is achieved by the end of 2021, it will be possible to say a certain level of success has been reached.