Poland’s health minister has said he has recommended the prime minister to lift face-mask rules, and quarantine and self-isolation requirements from April.
People crossing the Polish border from Ukraine will be exempt from the quarantine and a negative Covid test requirement because of the armed conflict in the country.
The isolation period for people with Covid-19 and those found to be carrying the virus will be shortened from 10 to seven days starting from February 15, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
The government has decided to return around 5,000 Covid hospital beds to standard care as the fifth wave of the pandemic seems to be subsiding, the health minister has said.
A crisis team will meet at the Health Ministry later on Monday to decide how many Covid beds should be freed to treat other diseases, while on Wednesday the health minister will shorten the self-isolation period, a health ministry spokesman has said.
The quarantine period for people who have had close contact with somebody infected with the coronavirus will be cut from 10 to seven days from Tuesday, according to revised coronavirus regulations.
The quarantine period for people testing positive for Covid-19 will be shortened to seven days, the Polish prime minister announced on Friday, adding that he had appointed a new Medical Council to advise on tackling the pandemic.
Poland plans to introduce a quarantine requirement on some travellers from countries where the Omicron Covid variant has been detected, the health minister announced on Monday.
Poland recorded 6,274 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 75 deaths over the past 24 hours to Saturday morning, against 5,706 cases reported on Friday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.
Poland will reintroduce mandatory quarantine for travellers from outside the Schengen zone from midnight on June 23, the Deputy Health Minister said on Wednesday.