The largest number of coronavirus infections since the beginning of the pandemic is in Silesia – over 21,000. Over 10,000 were confirmed in Mazovia. Only in one voivodeship – Lubuskie – there are not a thousand cases yet. The highest number of new infections in Poland was confirmed on August 21, when there were 903. See the latest data from the Ministry of Health.
According to announcements from the Ministry of Health:
– a total of 75,134 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were confirmed,
– 2,227 people died,
– 2007 “COVID-19 beds” in hospitals are occupied (11 more than on the previous day), – 86 ventilators are used (6 less than yesterday), – 94 273 people are quarantined (968 less than on Tuesday ), – 8,062 people are under epidemiological supervision (more by 1,128), – 62,110 people recovered (more by 562).
Here is information about infections in individual provinces (based on the gov.pl website):
A new list of yellow counties has been in force since September 11. It was introduced by Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska. For the first time, none of the counties was included in the red zone.
The yellow zone includes the following poviats: – Limanowski (Małopolskie) – Tatrzański (Małopolskie) – Gostyński (Wielkopolskie)
In “yellow” counties in public spaces, you do not need to wear masks or helmets. However, one and a half meters of social distance should be kept. Weddings and other family events can be held for up to 100 people. In restaurants and restaurants, mouth and nose must be covered, and there is a limit of a maximum of one person per four square meters.
The fourth stage of easing restrictions
Before the red and yellow zones were introduced, the government gradually lifted restrictions introduced in spring due to the epidemic.
On May 30, the fourth stage of easing restrictions began. From that day onwards, in an open space, it is obligatory to keep a distance, but without having to cover the mouth and nose. From July 25, the required social distance was shortened from two meters to one and a half meters. There are no limits on people in shops, offices, restaurants, depending on the area of the premises, but you must cover your mouth and nose. Masks must also be put on in public transport.
From May 31, churches no longer had limits on the faithful. Outdoor gatherings of up to 150 participants were also allowed. On July 17, this limit was increased and more people can participate in such events, provided they keep social distance.
From June 6, cinemas, theaters, massage salons, solariums, gyms and fitness clubs may be open. Discos and clubs remain closed.
The third stage of easing the restrictions
On May 18, the third stage of easing the restrictions was implemented introduced due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
What changed? – hairdressing and beauty parlors were opened (see >> What does a visit to a hairdresser during a pandemic look like? What do you need to know?) – it was possible partial commissioning of catering establishments,
– the limit of people in public transport has been increased: it is allowed to fill 30 percent of all standing and sitting places for a given vehicle, – children can leave the house without an accompanying adult guardian, – it is possible to use gyms, – open-air cinemas have resumed (in including cars), – the limit of the faithful staying in places of religious worship has been increased: during a holy mass there must have been at least 10 square meters per participant (This change took effect on May 17, and at the end of this month, the rigors were even more relaxed).
The beginning of easing the restrictions
From May 4 we entered the second stage of easing the restrictions introduced in connection with the epidemic. Shopping malls, hotels, accommodation places and museums were opened – still under strict sanitary regime. Orliki and other pitches are also open – however, no more than six people can stay there.
From May 6 some nurseries and kindergartens were opened.
The state of the epidemic was announced on March 20
The state of the epidemic was introduced on March 20. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki informed that the penalties for breaking the quarantine had been increased from PLN 5,000 to PLN 30,000.
A ban on gatherings was introduced. Restrictions also applied to religious rituals, workplaces and public transport.
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