Poland will introduce a batch of new sanitary restrictions in connection with the appearance of a new strain of the Covid-19 virus, the Polish health minister announced on Monday.
Warsaw's National Stadium will soon return to its normal activities but some rooms used by Poland's first temporary hospital, located there, will remain on standby in case of a fourth wave of Covid-19,
The official in charge of Poland’s national vaccination programme has said that the country has a sufficient number of vaccine contracts, and that there is a chance to vaccinate all Poles who want a jab by the end of the third quarter.
A temporary military hospital for Covid-19 patients opened on Wednesday on an air force base in Warsaw's Okęcie district.
The Polish government has decided to activate temporary hospitals in nine Polish provinces due to the third wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, the health minister announced on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has pledged that Poland is ready to offer places in temporary hospitals to Covid-19 patients from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Two opposition MPs have criticised the Polish government for pumping hundreds of millions into 30 makeshift Covid-19 hospitals, of which 13 had not treated any patient as of end-January.
Two opposition MPs have said that adapting Poland’s National Stadium in Warsaw into a temporary Covid-19 hospital has cost PLN 18 million (EUR 3.96 million).
Poland’s main opposition grouping has filed a motion demanding the country’s Supreme Audit Office inspects a temporary Covid-19 hospital at Warsaw National Stadium owing to empty beds and the apparent high costs of treating patients at the facility.
Within a month, 6,000 beds will be created for treatment of COVID-19 patients, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Saturday, adding that the Material Reserves Agency (ARM) has 3,500 ventilators to be made available to all hospitals in need.