Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) held its first ever online conference, instead of its planned meeting in Kiev, EANA has reported.
The total number of confirmed infections now stands at 280,229 with the death toll reaching 4,615.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced a support package on Tuesday providing PLN 1.8 billion (EUR 393 million) for over 170,000 companies, employing over 400,000 people, affected by the latest anti-COVID-19 restrictions.
Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski has been in quarantine since October 23 following consultation with the Chief Sanitary Inspector.
Poland is 11th among Western European countries in terms of the number of coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days, shows a report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released on Monday.
From Monday, about 3.8 million older Polish school students are learning remotely, while 2.5 million younger children are still going to schools and kindergartens, spokesperson for the Ministry of Education Anna Ostrowska said on Monday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased since Sunday by 10,241 new infections and reached 263,929, the Ministry of Health said on Monday morning. Another 45 persons have died, bringing the death toll to 4,483.
President Andrzej Duda, who on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, is feeling well and his health situation is under control, Duda aide Paweł Sałek said on Monday on the radio. Sałek added that he himself was quarantined after contact with the president in the preceding week.
Expressing his gratitude for all the wishes for a speedy recovery, Polish presidential spokesman Błażej Spychalski wrote on Twitter on Monday that he may not be able to answer phone and text messages in the coming days since he had coronavirus symptoms.
Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak tweeted on Sunday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 after quarantine, and said he was doing well.