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 European Commission (EC) has announced that it has paid Poland EUR 1 billion to help protect jobs and maintain employment, as well as granting money to Italy and Spain, the countries most heavily impacted by the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Rubbing shoulders with household names such as Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson, as well as global superstars such as José Andrés and Andrew Zimmern, the Polish chef was ranked in an international study conducted by Just Food magazine using Twitter statistics gathered from the GlobalData Influencer platform.
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.