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Warsaw authorities refuse to celebrate New Year due to COVID-19

More than 183 thousand cases of  have been recorded in . In terms of incidence, the country ranks tenth in Europe and 29th in the world.





In the capital of Poland, all events related to the celebration of the New Year were canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. This was reported on Monday, October 19, by the Warsaw City Hall.

“The health of residents is the most important thing,” said the press secretary of the city administration Karolina Galetskaya and expressed the hope that it would be possible to compensate for the lost time next year.

At the same time, it is noted that the savings will remain in the budget of the capital.

“Without a doubt, the absence of the event will lead to the fact that some of the finances will remain in the cashier of the city,” said a representative of the authorities.

According to the latest data, more than 183 thousand cases of infection were recorded in Poland, of which more than 94 thousand ended in the recovery of patients and 3614 — in death. In terms of incidence, the country ranks tenth in Europe and 29th in the world.

As reported, a field hospital for coronavirus patients will open at the Warsaw National Stadium. The government plans to prepare 500 to 1000 beds there.




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