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Poland coronavirus cases hit new record

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 21, 2020
Poland will announce new restrictions on Thursday after coronavirus infections doubled in less than three weeks.
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It reported a daily record of 10,040 new cases, taking its overall total past 200,000. The lower house of parliament held an emergency session to discuss a bill to help an overwhelmed health system.

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“Let’s set aside this weird team of deniers and those who want a total lockdown of the economy. Let’s take the middle way, it’s the safest,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told the assembly.

He promised to help support the healthcare system and floated the possibility of distance learning for some primary school students. Secondary and high schools have been moved to distance learning, while the government has limited restaurant opening hours in the parts of the country hardest hit by the pandemic and closed all swimming pools and gyms.

Government spokesman Piotr Muller said further measures would be announced on Thursday.