Cafés and restaurants have to close at 9 p.m. Sports events take place without an audience, fitness centers and swimming pools are closed. Schools in heavily contaminated areas must switch to distance learning. A mouth cap has been mandatory across the country since Saturday.
Poland recorded 8,099 new infections on Thursday, a record. The capital Warsaw is shown, among other things, as a red zone. A total of 70 percent of the population live in areas with this status. There are even stricter rules for social gatherings.
“I urge all older people to stay at home,” Prime Minister Morawiecki said at a video press conference. He went into quarantine on Tuesday because he may have been exposed to the virus. He tested negative the same day.