The Polish government has imposed new restrictions, which have come into force on Saturday, October 17, in order to "save the health and lives of the Polish people."
The new restrictions come into force Saturday as Poland’s infection rate spirals out of control with over 8,000 being recorded in just ONE day.
As of October 10, the full territory of Poland is designated as a 'yellow-zone' subject to renewed restrictions, except for 32 counties and six cities that are on the list of 'red' zones, as the number of new daily cases exceeded 4,000 Thursday and Friday.
With 4,280 new COVID-19 infections and 76 new deaths, PM Morawiecki has introduced a raft of new nationwide regulations, including the compulsory wearing of masks to combat the spread of a deadly second wave.
Following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Warsaw will almost certainly be placed in the yellow zone on Saturday, the spokesperson for the Health Ministry Wojciech Andrusiewicz has said. Over 100 counties will need to adhere to new restrictions.
As of Saturday, there are 17 counties designated as 'red' zones and 34 counties as 'yellow' zones in Poland.
The Government Legislation Centre announced on Thursday that a total of 16 counties and the northern Polish city of Sopot in Poland are designated as 'red' zones, while 28 other counties and six cities are 'yellow' zones.
The number of Poland's counties subject to additional restrictions due to a growth of new coronavirus infections in those areas has dropped from 10 to three, with none being classified as red zones, Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska said on Thursday.
Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska said on Thursday that two new counties in Poland had been named 'red' zones, while two others had been changed from 'red' to 'yellow' zones.