Minister Michał Dworczyk: Thanks to the decisions of government and responsibility of Poles, the incidence of COVID-19 has stabilised

The introduction of restrictions on the coronavirus pandemic by the government and the observance of discipline by the public have contributed to the stabilisation of the dynamics of COVID-19 incidence. For the first time in two weeks, the daily number of cases fell below 20,000 people. At the same time, the government continues to increase the number of beds available for COVID-19 patients and builds temporary hospitals.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

As the statistics show, the restrictions introduced by the government resulted in lower activity and mobility of the society, measured by means of mobile phones.

No government decisions would work if it were not for the self-discipline and responsibility of Poles, said minister Michał Dworczyk. As a government, we want to thank you for this discipline, because only together are we able to win against the pandemic, he added.

Increasing the number of beds available for COVID-19 patients

As Minister Michał Dworczyk pointed out, in the upcoming days, more temporary hospitals will be put into use in various parts of Poland. At the same time, another 200 beds will be provided for COVID-19 patients at the temporary hospital at the National Stadium. This means that there will be a total of 500 beds available, including 60 equipped with ventilators.

We hope that the newly created temporary hospitals will never be used. We have always emphasised that it was the so-called fourth line of defense. We are creating a possible buffer for the period when regular hospitals could not admit patients, explained the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

COVID-19 vaccine

The government is preparing to carry out the process of mass vaccinating against COVID-19. As minister Michał Dworczyk informed, in a dozen or so days the government will be ready to present the entire vaccination process against the coronavirus. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will be voluntary.

A working team appointed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is currently working. Its task is to develop a logistic process of vaccinating Poles against coronavirus.

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