The health minister said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 pandemic was growing, however, the growth rate in new infections was slowing down. He also presented a new government strategy to fight the epidemic.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has obliged large state-owned companies to build more temporary hospitals, Michal Dworczyk, head of the PM's Office, said on Friday.
Polish hospitals should have 31-32,000 beds available for COVID-19 patients by the end of next week, the prime minister said on Thursday.
The capacity of free beds for COVID-19 patients, which today stands at 17,100, will soon be expanded by another 10,000 units, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said in the Sejm (lower house) on Wednesday.
As of Friday, 2,426 people were undergoing hospital treatment in Poland due to Covid-19, and 375 people had recovered from the illness, the Health Ministry reported on Saturday.
With a single mask taking 2.5 hours to print, Zielona Góra couple Łukasz Więcek and his wife Justyna have already printed over 150 of them and are now aiming at over 1,000.
Poland is at the end of the coronavirus infection chain, which gives it time to observe the situation in other countries and respond accordingly, Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski said on Tuesday.