Due to the spreading coronavirus, President Andrzej Duda has decided to postpone the annual briefing of top Defence Ministry and armed forces officials, the National Security Bureau (BBN) announced on Wednesday.
A hand-written note which appeared outside a block of Warsaw flats read: “Dear Senior Neighbours! If you prefer not to leave the house in connection with the coronavirus, knock at number 77. We will gladly go shopping for you or go to the pharmacy.”
Campaign staffs of Polish presidential candidates have been withdrawing from larger campaign rallies ahead of the May 10 election as the coronavirus epidemic is spreading by the day.
Sales of rice in Poland have risen by up to 95 percent and flour by 84 percent in the days following the first confirmed coronavirus case in the country, the latest data from the Nielsen Connect consulting firm shows.
Poland's Ministry of Health reported Wednesday morning that three new cases of coronavirus infection had been discovered, bringing the total count of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland to 25.
Addressing the Polish people on television on Tuesday evening, President Andrzej Duda appealed to them not to give in to panic and underlined the importance of responsible behaviour in an emergency situation.
The Polish government transferred close to PLN 470 mln (EUR 108 mln) from the general and specific provisions for the prevention and fighting of coronavirus, Finance Minister Tadeusz Koscinski said on Twitter on Tuesday.
Europe is uniting to conquer coronavirus, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook after a videoconference of EU leaders devoted to the spreading epidemic.
Addressing the Polish people on the public television network TVP on Tuesday evening, President Andrzej Duda admitted that the situation was serious, since thousands of people have died worldwide following a coronavirus infection.
To date, 22 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Poland, the Health Ministry announced on Tuesday evening.