Prime Minister: In the fight against the coronavirus, we import equipment from around the world and launch domestic production

All health care professionals must be able to provide assistance to the public in a safe way, said Mateusz Morawiecki in the storehouse of the Material Reserves Agency in Komorów near Ostrów Mazowiecka. That's why we import the best equipment, but at the same time we strive to provide domestic production, he explained.


Premier Mateusz Morawiecki w składnicy Agencji Rezerw Materiałowych. 1 of 11
Photo: Krystian Maj / The Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister added that not only ready products but also technological lines are brought to Poland from the Far East and Western Europe. The aim is to use these technological lines in Poland to manufacture masks, protective aprons, overalls, goggles, helmets and all equipment needed to secure medical services and other services, said the head of the government.

So far, over 30 million face masks and over 15 million gloves have been imported to Poland, and they have already been issued to hospitals. Also disinfectant, aprons and overalls and other means of protection have been distributed.

Mateusz Morawiecki also noted that the government is implementing a strategy that aims at unfreezing the economy slowly and carefully. We do not want the coronavirus to grow rapidly again, the head of the government explained. We need to keep our finger on the pulse, he added.

The Prime Minister announced that around 1 million companies has been already using the government assistance, as part of the ‘Anti-Crisis Shield’. I am convinced that we will be able not only to defeat the coronavirus in terms of medical care, but also from the economic point of view, said Mateusz Morawiecki. We want to save as many jobs as possible, he added.