Poland has allocated over PLN 400 million (EUR 90.9 million) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, including funding for research on the coronavirus, vaccines, drugs and tests, the Foreign Ministry reported on Monday.
To date, 1,109,909 samples have been tested in Poland for the presence of coronavirus from 1,007,719 people, with 22,000 tests having been conducted in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
The entire Polish nation has managed to pass the unprecedented test in the midst of the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic due to unity and solidarity, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters on Tuesday.
A total of 931,520 samples have so far been tested for coronavirus in Polish laboratories, while the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased to 23,987, the Polish Ministry of Health said on Monday.
Most countries, including Poland, are planning to introduce screening tests to see how many people were actually affected by coronavirus, Health Ministry spokesman Wojciech Andrusiewicz said on Friday, adding the tests may take place in the coming months.
Around 27,000 rapid coronavirus tests have arrived in Poland from South Korea. Within a week, they will be distributed among emergency units in Polish hospitals, Health Ministry spokesman Wojciech Andrusiewicz has announced.
A total of 192,960 samples have so far been tested for coronavirus in Polish laboratories, while the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased to 8,563, the Polish Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
Poland has received a delivery of rapid screening tests enabling the detection of coronavirus within fifteen minutes, Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska said on Saturday, adding that the tests will go to medical staff first.
A new initiative that will see frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19 getting access to free on-the-road tests has opened up across Poland.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry Wojciech Andrusiewicz declared on Thursday that there was no problem in Poland with access to coronavirus tests, and added that next week there should be 20,000 tests carried out daily.