The head of the Ministry of Health of Poland, Adam Niedzielski, announced the introduction of a national lockdown throughout the country starting on Saturday.
Reported by RMF24.
Lockdown is being introduced in connection with a significant increase in infections throughout the country.
It is planned that the restrictions will be in effect until April 9.
According to the minister, the British version of the coronavirus has already been found in 52% of new patients.
Nedzelsky did not rule out that if the situation worsens, the restrictions will be tightened by Easter.
The government of Mateusz Morawiecki decided to extend the restrictions in force in four voivodeships, including Warsaw, to the entire territory of Poland. In particular, hotels and accommodations will be closed (except for workers’ hotels, as well as accommodation provided in the framework of business trips).
Shopping centers (with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, press kiosks), cinemas, theaters, concert halls, operas, museums, ski slopes, swimming pools, water parks, gyms, saunas, restaurants, bars, tennis courts, and casinos are also closing.