Poland may impose restrictions at the country's borders with Slovakia and the Czech Republic due to the worsening pandemic situation in those countries, the Polish health minister said on Saturday.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has pledged that Poland is ready to offer places in temporary hospitals to Covid-19 patients from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Poland is ready to admit 200 Slovak patients suffering from Covid-19 and to provide them with care in intensive care units, Slovakia's deputy foreign minister has said.
The heads of government of Visegrad Group (V4) countries met in Krakow, southern Poland, on Wednesday, to map out the future of the V4 and to discuss ways to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Visegrad Group countries will continue to work on strengthening regional cooperation and fight the effects of the pandemic, the prime ministers of the four countries pledged in a declaration.
Ranking 23rd in the 2021 Bloomberg Innovation Index, Poland advanced by two places since last year’s ranking, putting it ahead of several other EU countries, including the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia – as well as Greece and Spain.
The regional Visegrad Group (V4), comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, is the main catalyst of cooperation in Central Europe, the Polish president said at a V4 meeting.
Leading Polish and Slovakian science institutions have joined forces to work on a project to monitor and fight the spread of Covid-19.
Some 200 Polish medics will assist their Slovak peers in Slovakia's coronavirus testing programme, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said in Warsaw before their departure to Poland's southern neighbour.
Medics and other medical personnel will travel to Slovakia to help the country carry out Covid testing, the prime minister on Tuesday.