With the number of people quarantined and in need of testing for coronavirus, the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Bioorganic Chemistry Institute in Poznań has begun using equipment usually dedicated to research and to repurpose it as additional diagnostic centres.
The capacity of Polish laboratories conducting coronavirus tests amounts to at least 3,000 in 24 hours, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski announced on Thursday morning, adding that at present some 1,200-1,500 test were carried out everyday.
The head of the Polish Prime Minister's Office Michal Dworczyk said on Wednesday that several deputy ministers and over a dozen officials who may have had contact with the coronavirus-infected Environment Minister Michal Wos are in quarantine and are being tested for the virus.
The Polish government will change the test procedures for coronavirus: all those entering quarantine will be tested and all patients requiring a test will be quarantined, Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski said on Thursday.
The Health Ministry told PAP on Friday that a total of 855 samples had so far been tested for coronavirus in all Poland's laboratories. Only one proved positive on Tuesday night.
BioMaxima S.A. which is based in Lublin has applied to Poland's Office for Registration of Medicinal Products. According to the company, the test kit includes a sample tray in which the test materials are placed, and does not need any specialized equipment.
Everyone who requires coronavirus tests will get them free of charge, Polish Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said on Tuesday.
The project which aims to identify among other things where the dynasty originated, focuses on the entire time of Piast rule starting with Mieszko I (c.930-992) who brought Christianity to the country and Bolesław Chrobry the first crowned king of Poland, through to the last members of the dynasty, such as the dukes of Mazovia (1526) and Silesia (1639).