Over 60 percent of Polish parents do not intend to vaccinate their children against influenza this winter, a survey by the National Anti-Influenza Programme revealed on Tuesday.
Children from grades 1 through 3 will return to their schools as of January 18, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski announced on Monday.
Poland's Civic Coalition opposition grouping has called for the reopening of the hotel and hospitality sectors, and the return of, at least, grades 1-3 to school.
Pupils from grades 1-3 will probably be the first to return to school, the Polish education minister said on Tuesday without mentioning any specific dates.
Poland's First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, accompanying the Polish president on his Lithuanian visit, met in Vilnius with Sister Michaela Rak, a Polish nun who runs the country's only children's hospice, co-funded by Poland.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki expressed indignation on Twitter on Saturday at the news that Belarusian authorities had taken a child away from pro-democracy activists and put him in care.
Given a choice, 68.4 percent of parents would send their child to school from September 1, and 27.2 percent would not, according to a poll for the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) and RMF FM radio.
After months of meticulous research, author Sylwia Winnik gathered together eight accounts of children who spent part of their childhood in the German prison in occupied Warsaw for her new book Dzieci z Pawiaka (The Children from Pawiak). TFN’s Stuart Dowell met her to find out more.
Just a few centimetres long with a visible snout and ears, the figurines were discovered at the settlement from around 3,500 years ago encircled by a monumental stone wall – which captured researchers’ interests because it is the oldest of its kind in this part of Europe.
The skeletons with coins dating back to the reign of kings Sigismund III Vasa and John II Casimir were discovered in an area in southeast Poland known as the Church Mountains (Góry Kościelne) and confirm local legends of a children’s graveyard.