Prime Minister Morawiecki spoke with representatives of the Opposition about the current epidemiological situation in the country

The fight against the coronavirus continues. New safety rules applicable throughout the country have been introduced, effective as of 10 October. Our priority is the welfare of all Poles. In the current situation, it is crucial that we put aside our differences and work together. For this reason, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki held a videoconference with representatives of parties from the Opposition to jointly discuss the current epidemiological situation in our country. We are open to dialogue – we talk about strategic matters. Earlier, the Head of the Government also spoke with presidents of the largest Polish cities.


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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

We would like to emphasize that we consider dialogue to be very important in these circumstances. We want to explain to our partners the actual situation related to the pandemic. We believe that in such situations, we should try to put divisive politics aside and work together to find the best solutions which need to be developed in these difficult times – and that is best done within a dialogue said Michał Dworczyk, Chief of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

Putting aside differences and working together – videoconference held by the Prime Minister with representatives of the Opposition

Actions undertaken by the Government and the health care situation – these were the main topics discussed during the videoconference held by the Prime Minister with representatives of parties from the Opposition. Earlier, the Head of the Government also discussed the epidemiological situation in the country with presidents of the largest Polish cities.

The meeting was constructive. Of course, the difference of opinion was stressed by the participants more than once. Nevertheless, I assume that if not all, than at least almost all representatives of the Opposition participating in this meeting approached it with goodwill. I believe that, by continuing these meetings, we will be able to improve our cooperation added Minister Michał Dworczyk.

This was not the first such meeting between the members of the Government and the Opposition: consultations were already held with representatives of parliamentary clubs concerning the difficult situation in Belarus. We are open to dialogue. The coronavirus epidemic is a test of social solidarity and the ability to put aside differences and work together for all.

Similar meetings will be held on a regular basis. I believe that we will be able to improve our cooperation and debate issues in the Sejm more calmly, as more amendments and legislative proposals will have to be implemented in relation to COVID he added.

New safety rules throughout the country

To ensure even greater success of the fight against the coronavirus, new safety rules have been introduced, effective as of 10 October. The entire country has been designated a yellow zone; poviats with the highest incidence have been designated a red zone.

We are also increasing the number of beds in hospitals and improving the process of coordination of the flow of patients between healthcare facilities. Furthermore, a coordination hospital will be established in each voivodeship, with additional intensive care units for patients with a coronavirus infection.

Be safe – adhere to the DDMA principle

Our health depends on our mutual responsibility. Everyone has an effect on how quickly the epidemic will be stopped. How can we do that? Simply adhere to the DDMA principle, which helps us to protect ourselves and others:

D for Distance
D for Disinfection
M for Mask
A for the STOP COVID – ProteGO Safe Application

Maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 m from others, frequently washing hands with soap and disinfecting them, covering the mouth and nose in public spaces – these are the basic steps which make it possible to limit the risk of a coronavirus infection.

The fight against the threat is also supported by the STOP COVID – ProteGO Safe application. It is fully secure, free and completely optional. Moreover, the more people use it, the faster and more effectively we can limit the rate and range of the spread of the coronavirus.


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