COVID-19: Poland prolongs coronavirus lockdown till April 25

The Polish government has decided to prolong most coronavirus restrictions for another week, until April 25. However, kindergartens and creches will reopen, the health minister has announced.

From April 19, outdoor sports for groups of up to 25 people will also be allowed.

The minister said that hotels will remain closed until May 3. But there will be some exceptions, such as workers' hotels and accommodation provided as part of certain business travels for example medics, lorry drivers or soldiers.

The remaining restrictions are extended until Sunday, April 25. There are trade restrictions and limits in places of worship. Hairdressers and beauty salons remain closed. Theatres, cinemas, museums and art galleries will also be closed.

Pupils of all grades of primary schools, secondary schools, students of continuing education institutions and vocational training centers will learn remotely.

Minister Niedzielski also said that a regionalisation of restrictions is "almost certain," adding that if the number of infections in provinces falls below 30 per 100,000 inhabitants "further steps" would be considered. The coronavirus daily death toll in Poland reached 803 on Wednesday.

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