The Sejm on Thursday amended current COVID-19 laws in face of the resurgence of the epidemic. Among others, the new laws introduce financial bonuses for medical staff employed in COVID-19 treatment and prevention.
Poland is now battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic but may as well face a third one unless a drug or vaccine against COVID-19 is developed, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in parliament on Wednesday.
The Sejm, lower house of Polish parliament, has resumed on Wednesday morning, a debate on new rules to boost the number of medics available to treat COVID-19 cases by launching financial incentives and make hiring physicians more flexible.
Deputy Sejm (Polish lower house) Speaker Ryszard Terlecki announced on Tuesday a break in the Chamber's sitting until Wednesday. MPs were to process a COVID-19 related bill.
Deputy Foreign Minister Piotr Wawrzyk told the Sejm (lower house) Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that Poland is in discussions with Chinese 5G network providers, but they will have to meet Polish requirements in line with EU recommendations.
The Sejm (lower house) on Thursday night adopted amendments to Polish animal protection laws, including a ban on fur breeding and restrictions on ritual slaughter.
A citizens' initiative committee aimed at withdrawing Poland from the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention on domestic violence has formally announced its existence to the Sejm (lower house).
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Wednesday that pensions for activists of the anti-communist opposition and people repressed for political reasons will be raised to the amount of PLN 2,400 (EUR 543).
The Speaker of Sejm, lower house, Elżbieta Witek, together with the Presidium of the Sejm, on Saturday laid a wreath at the Monument to the Polish Underground State and Home Army in front of the Sejm building.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) passed on Friday a presidential draft law on granting financial benefits to Poles who were exiled or deported to the Soviet Union in the years 1939-56.