President’s spokesman Błażej Spychalski informed that President Andrzej Duda had convened the Cabinet Council on Friday on the strategy of combating COVID-19. The meeting is to be held remotely.
“President Andrzej Duda called for tomorrow at 9.30 a meeting of the Cabinet Council on the epidemic situation and the further strategy of the state’s actions in the fight against COVID-19” – Spychalski informed on Twitter. “Due to the epidemic situation, the meeting will be held remotely,” he added.
The Cabinet Council is formed by the government headed by the president. Only the president decides to convene the council.
Highest number of deaths since the start of the pandemic
The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that Poland was diagnosed with the last 24 hours 27,887 new cases of coronavirus infection. 954 deaths have been reported, the highest number since the start of the pandemic.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Wojciech Andrusiewicz during a press conference, he indicated that “the 954 deaths we are announcing today have never been reported before.” As he said, the upward trend is always the result of an increased number of infections, the number of hospitalizations progressing during the week and “just another week, another two weeks is, unfortunately, an increase in the number of people who have failed to cope with the coronavirus”.
He noted that this result was also influenced by reporting related to the holiday season, during which – as he said – medical entities did not report in the current cycle as they do on a daily basis. – For these 954 announced deaths today, we have within 100 deaths from Good Friday, we have within 130 deaths from Holy Saturday and 130 deaths from Easter Sunday. So it is a large number of 954, but it also does not fully reflect the last day or actually the last two days, because most often the current reporting covers 24 to 48 hours and this is the standard – he explained.
Main photo source: PAP / Andrzej Lange