Thirty Poles who returned to Poland from Wuhan in China in early February and since then had been under observation for possible coronavirus infection were due to leave a military hospital in Wroclaw, western Poland, on Wednesday, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski announced.
None of the examined samples taken from the Poles evacuated from Wuhan in China on Sunday proved positive for the coronavirus, Poland's Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska told a Friday press conference, after two tests had been run.
Polish President Andrzej Duda in a Monday message sent to the president of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping offered words of sympathy to the families of Wuhan coronavirus victims.
There is no one with any detected infections among the group of Poles evacuated from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, in the province of Hubei, central China, the commandant of the Military Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw, col. Wojciech Tanski told reporters on Sunday.
Thirty Poles evacuated from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, in the province of Hubei, central China, were scheduled to arrive in the southwestern Polish city of Wrocław late on Sunday, Poland's Foreign Ministry said earlier on Sunday.
An evacuation is in progress of those Poles who want to leave coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk on Saturday. The health ministry told PAP that the Poles would be transported “around Monday.”
About 30 Poles are willing to evacuate from Wuhan in central China to escape the spreading coronavirus, which was first reported in the city. Poland's transport minister said on Thursday that the evacuation will take effect by the middle of next week.
Poland has asked the European Commission for help in organising the evacuation of Polish citizens from the coronavirus-affected central Chinese city of Wuhan under the EU's Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), the Foreign Ministry told PAP on Thursday.
Poland's Supreme Audit Office (NIK), an inspection body for government entities, will verify the country's readiness to respond to epidemiological threats as China's deadly coronavirus spreads across the world.
The current situation regarding the coronavirus and cooperation between specialised services and institutions in preventing its spreading to Poland were the subjects of Tuesday talks in the Government Security Centre.
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