More than half of Polish firms received gov't aid: PM

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, visiting Zambrow, in eastern Poland, said that the percentage of firms planning layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic fell from 28 percent in March to 8 percent in April.

PM Morawiecki said that in comparison to other countries the Polish economy has now become stable.

The PM also quoted data according to which 60 percent of firms had to lower their activity, however, 57 percent of companies received state aid under the Financial Shield scheme.

PM Morawiecki also noted that the supposed dilemma, over whether to save the economy or human lives was a false dichotomy.

"Society and the economy are one whole," said PM Morawiecki, and went on to emphasise the importance of protecting jobs.