While daily infections have dropped from record highs of over 27,000 in early November, deaths have been spiking in recent days.
Poland’s Health Minister Adam Niedzielski warned on Wednesday against loosening restrictions too much in the lead up to Christmas in order to avoid a third wave of the pandemic.
“If we don’t behave responsibly we will have more problems: a new accumulation of infections that will show in February, unless we prevent this,” Niedzielski told Polish public broadcaster TVP.
The record daily death toll comes after the government said on Tuesday it would keep ski slopes open, although only for locals, and allow shopping centres to reopen in the run up to Christmas.
Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editor