Poland loosens coronavirus restrictions from February 12

partially restores the work of cinemas, theaters, and sports grounds, and also opens ski slopes from February 12.

It is reported by Politico.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the decision was made despite the still alarming situation with the coronavirus.

“We have seen stabilization for many weeks, and we have seen an improvement in the situation when it comes to the level of occupancy in hospitals. But the number of deaths is still a concern, and therefore today we can only talk about fragile stabilization,” said Morawiecki.

Under the new rules, hotels, cinemas, and theaters will open at 50 percent capacity and under strict sanitary conditions from 12 February. Outdoor sports will also be allowed from next Friday.

Earlier this year, the government decided to return full-time education to elementary grades, and earlier this week it reopened malls, museums, and art galleries, albeit limiting the number of people in them.

Morawiecki suggested that the third wave may not hit to the extent that it touched countries such as the or Portugal, where a more infectious strain of the virus has caused chaos.

“We cannot rule out that some echoes of the third wave will reach Poland,” Morawiecki said.

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