As of Saturday, Poles will not have to wear masks to cover their mouth and nose when out in public, provided they keep a two-metre distance between themselves It will still be mandatory to wear masks in shops, churches and on public transport.
A decision on lifting the obligation to wear face masks on the streets will likely be announced today or tomorrow, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski told TV broadcaster Polsat News on Monday morning.
The matter of defective masks from China will be investigated by the Chinese government and the producers of the masks, said Deputy Minister of Health Janusz Cieszynski at a press conference on Friday.
EC Commissioner Stella Kyriakides thanked Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski for his warning about the masks received from the European Union, which did not comply with quality standards, Deputy Health Minister Janusz Cieszynki said on Thursday.
Top Polish fuel concern PKN Orlen has imported another batch of nearly 3 million disposable protective masks to Poland, the company said on Tuesday.
The US e-commerce giant Amazon will supply another 100,000 surgical masks to Polish medical staff to help contain the spread of the COVID19 epidemic in the country, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher, announced in a Friday tweet.
In an online press conference PM Mateusz Morawiecki unveiled the government’s step-by-step plan to getting the country out of lockdown saying that restaurants could reopen soon. But he warned that shopping centre food courts and on-site catering services would remain closed, fitness clubs, recreational areas and cinemas located in shopping centres will also remain closed and hotel restaurants and recreational areas will remain shut.
Poland's ban on international rail travel and the 14-day quarantine period for persons arriving in the country have been prolonged until further notice by a government directive issued on Sunday.
A Polish transport of antiseptics, face masks and medicines for Belarus reached the country's Grodno region and its capital, Minsk, on Friday. The aid was brought to Belarus by Polish firemen.
Poland's Grand Christmas Aid Orchestra charity organisation is bringing in a further transport of medical equipment from China. The contingent is expected to arrive by air in the coming days, the organisation announced on Tuesday.