Polish President Andrzej Dud has tested positive for coronavirus, the presidential secretary of state said on Saturday, as Poland faces an upsurge in the pandemic. “As expected, President @AndrzejDuda was tested yesterday for the presence of the coronavirus. The test turned out positive. The president is fine, ”tweeted Blazej Spychalski.
While it is not established on what occasion Andrzej Duda was infected, the latter participated in an investment forum in Tallinn on Monday, where he met Bulgarian President Roumen Radev, who then had to isolate himself due to from contact with an infected person in their country.
The whole of Poland spent Saturday in the “red zone”, which implies restrictions throughout the territory in the face of a record increase in Covid-19 contaminations. These measures were announced Friday when the country of 38 million inhabitants had recorded 13,632 new cases identified in 24 hours.
The national stadium transformed into a field hospital
Poles who can are now encouraged to work remotely and primary schools are partially closed, only accommodating the first three years. Older pupils, high school students and college students practice distance education while those over 70 are called upon to stay at home.
Restaurants, cafes and bars can only serve take out food. Swimming pools and sports clubs are closed. Gatherings are limited to five people, marriages prohibited, and the number of people strictly restricted in businesses, transport and churches.
Poland’s national stadium is being turned into a field hospital in Warsaw and the government is building more medical facilities across the country as the pandemic has pushed the healthcare system to the brink of collapse.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr