Poles can now enjoy the delights of shopping malls, museums and art galleries after a relaxation of lockdown restrictions allowed them to reopen on Tuesday.
From May 4 shopping malls, art galleries, museums and building material and furniture stores will reopen. Hotels will be able to resume operations on May 8 but only at 50-percent capacity, and restaurants, cafes and bars on May 15 but only for customers sitting outside. May 15 will also see lifting of facemasks in public.
GALLERY: The birds-eye view into the past is available through the desktop version of Google Earth, with maps of Warsaw from 1935 as well as Gdańsk and Wrocław from 1943.
Occupying almost 800 square metres of space, the pastel-coloured museum is decorated with items and areas that offer a cheerful backdrop for visitors to photograph themselves with – and then share on their favourite social media platform, such as Instagram or Tik-Tok.
Poland's health minister has announced that the government is extending coronavirus epidemic restrictions until Feb. 14, but that it has decided to reopen shops in malls, and culture facilities within a sanitary regime from Feb. 1.
Poland's Ministry of Development has stipulated the reopening of trade, including shopping malls, from February 1. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development Jaroslaw Gowin said on Friday it was, however, too early to reopen other sectors.
Financial losses caused by the government-ordered shut-down of shopping malls have already reached an estimated PLN 30 billion (EUR 6.61 billion), according to the Polish Council of Shopping Centres.
Shopping malls have lost an estimated PLN 30 billion (EUR 6.64 billion) due to restrictions introduced by the government in an attempt to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Poland will impose a national quarantine from December 28 to January 17 as a measure against the spreading Covid-19 disease, the Polish health ministry announced on Thursday.
Polish shopping centres face a revenue gap as much as PLN 3.6 billion (EUR 811 million) in annual income owing to the withering effects of the pandemic lockdown, a new report has revealed.