Poland will deliver supplies of disinfectants to Italy and San Marino, as part of aid in combating the coronavirus pandemic, the Polish Ministries of Foreign Affairs and State Assets tweeted on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki voiced pride on Monday in Poland's medical aid mission in Lombardy, Italy. Morawiecki wrote on Facebook that Poland's 1980s Solidarity Union inspired its will to aid others in face of today's coronavirus epidemic.
The 15-strong team from the Polish Centre for International Aid and the Military Institute of Medicine will fly to the northern region of Lombardy where deaths on Sunday had risen to 6,360 - and increase of 416 in just one day.
The Italian Embassy in Poland tweeted on Monday that the delivery of masks to Italy would soon be carried out without major problems, and thanked the Polish authorities for their cooperation in "these difficult moments for Italy."
Newag, a rolling-stock maker based in the southern Polish town of Nowy Sacz, is to deliver a further four Impuls 2 electric trains to Italian rail carrier Ferrovie del Sud Est (FSE) from Bari, southern Italy, in a contract worth EUR 15.96 million, Newag has said.
Poland national air carrier PLL LOT has suspended all flights to Italy in connection with the spread of coronavirus.
Due to the decreased interest in flights to Italy and Korea as a result of the coronavirus threat, Poland's national carrier LOT has decided to temporarily reduce the number of flights from Warsaw to Milan and Seoul, the airline informed PAP on Monday.
While the difference is slight in monetary terms, the news comes as testament to how far Poland has travelled along the economic road in the last 30 years.
Organizers of the 60 Million Congress - Global Polonia Summit, in view of a rapid spread of the coronavirus disease in Italy, have canceled the event scheduled to take place in Milan on February 27-29.
Model-turned-actress Kasia Smutniak was given the Eastern Star Award at the Trieste Film Festival in recognition of her help in building a bridge between western and Central Eastern Europe.