Poland is the sixth best-coping EU economy in terms of economic contraction due to the coronavirus lockdown in the second quarter of 2020, the Development Ministry said in a Wednesday analysis.
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 502 since Sunday and reached 67,372, the Ministry of Health said on Monday. Another six persons have died, bringing the death toll to 2,039.
In August this year, average weekly restaurant spending was more than 43 percent higher than a year ago, wrote Santander Bank Polska economists on Monday, after an analysis of transactions made with the payment cards of its customers.
From retail sales to exports and GDP growth, across the board Poland’s economy is holding strong.
Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said on Friday that Poland will not impose a general lockdown again despite rising coronavirus infection numbers in the country.
The government does not rule out the re-introduction of sanitary restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, but another lockdown is not being considered, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawecki said at a press conference on Thursday.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday said that Poles are less afraid of the coronavirus and are less worried about the introduction of any rules if the pandemic were to escalate.
The lifting of the lockdown measures have encouraged foreign investors to set up businesses in Poland, with 8.5 percent more such firms having been established in June compared to May, the Puls Biznesu daily writes in its weekend edition.
The project run by Warsaw’s fine art academy provides a unique insight into how people have coped with the pandemic.
Despite the lifting of many coronavirus-related restrictions in Poland, over three-quarters of city hotels and nearly half of those located outside cities reported that they had booked only 20 percent of their rooms for July and August, the Rzeczpospolita daily wrote on Friday.