TFN examines the facts around the claims that Poland was once free of the deadly Black Death.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared on Tuesday that the entire state effort, financial means and attention were focused on coronavirus preventive measures. He added that, if it occurred, the aim would be to limit its scope and combat it.
The task of the state is to do everything to limit the effects of the coronavirus epidemic as it is most likely unavoidable, leader of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) Jarosław Kaczyński told Polish Radio One on Friday.
Doctors injected people with a dead typhus strain resulting in a positive test but no symptoms of the killer disease.
Poland's Supreme Audit Office (NIK), an inspection body for government entities, will verify the country's readiness to respond to epidemiological threats as China's deadly coronavirus spreads across the world.