Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski did not rule out the introduction of restrictions on the country’s borders with Slovakia and the Czech Republic due to the increase in the number of cases of COVID-19.
This is reported by Reuters.
“The borders will be open to people with negative test results, but this is today, as the dynamics of the situation may change,” Nedzelski said, adding that decisions will be made next week.
“Yes, absolutely,” he said when asked if the government was considering restrictions on the southern borders with the two countries, which are recording an increase in new coronavirus cases.
Nedzelski added that he expects the peak of the third wave of the pandemic in March or April, and said that the government is also considering the possibility of resuming restrictions on social life in the regions with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, including the north-east of the country.
Poland has eased some restrictions, recently opening ski slopes as well as cinemas, hotels, and theaters with up to 50% capacity, but authorities have warned that these measures may have to be lifted depending on the pandemic situation.