The Polish government does not exclude that in case of further deterioration of the situation with coronavirus in the country, it will be necessary to impose a curfew.
According to RMF24, Minister of Health Adam Nedzelski said this in response to a question from journalists.
“The situation is already critical. We are considering different scenarios, from the more optimistic to the most pessimistic. If we don’t see a change in a week or a week and a half, we will definitely have to consider this option,” the minister said.
He also said that in the Silesian Voivodeship, which is among the leaders in the spread of the virus, preparations are beginning to transport “serious” patients to regions where hospitals are less loaded.
According to him, the peak of the third wave will be expected on Easter.
Recall that on Friday, March 26, the increase in coronavirus infections in Poland for the third day in a row set a record, for the first time exceeding 35,000 cases per day. Just two days earlier, the highest figure was 30,000.
On Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced 31,757 new patients. The number of hospitalized people is approaching 28,000.
Starting today, additional quarantine restrictions come into force in Poland — kindergartens and hairdressers, as well as large stores of furniture and building materials, are being closed. In those stores that are allowed to work, they set limits on the number of visitors.
Companies are encouraged to relocate their employees to teleworking whenever possible. This recommendation also applies to government agencies.