Poland registers 1,221 coronavirus cases

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The total number of coronavirus cases in Poland has risen by 136 amounting to 1,221, while the death toll has reached 16, the Health Ministry announced on Thursday evening.

As of Thursday evening, three people have been reported dead. All of them had been suffering from concurrent illnesses.

The ministry also reported another fatality, a 75-year-old man, who, although infected with SARS-CoV-2, passed away due to other reasons. “The immediate cause of death was not the coronavirus,” the ministry tweeted.

On Wednesday alone 151 new infections and four deaths due to coronavirus have been announced by the Ministry of Health. New restrictions have entered into force: Poles are forbidden from leaving houses unless for the most necessary reasons, such as work, shopping, visiting a drugstore seeing a doctor or walking the dog.

The Government's ordinance also stipulates that only up to half of seats should be used in public transportation. From Wednesday on, schools are required to conduct remote lessons until further notice.

Borders remain locked down and sanitary controls screening authorised travellers for coronavirus symptoms are in operation.

Moreover, International and domestic flights have been suspended.

According to the Health Ministry’s Wednesday evening report, 1,615 people have been hospitalised while 48,632 have been quarantined. Also, 138,680 have been quarantined after returning to Poland from abroad. A further 56,930 people are under medical supervision.