Prime Minister: We will implement health inspections i.a. at the border with Germany and the Czech Republic

"We are taking preventive measures to keep the increase in the number of people infected with coronavirus as slow as possible," said the head of government at today's Conference at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. He added that he talked about it i.a. with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

As Mateusz Morawiecki emphasised, "we are one of the first, if not the first, country in Europe" that decides to introduce health inspections at the main crossings. This solution will include four crossings at  the border with Germany and one at the border with the Czech Republic.

"In the next several dozen hours, we will be extending the range of these inspections to other border crossings," said the Prime Minister. Continuing, he added that "the government wants to implement inspections at all car crossings, railroads and ports, so as not to disrupt the flow of traffic at the border".

"We try to act as preventively as possible. We know that the coronavirus is spreading rapidly and its nature is unknown; therefore, we have to limit all sources of inflow to Poland," noted Mateusz Morawiecki. The inspections will consist, among other things, in temperature measurement and filling in of the so-called location form.

The Head of Government also appealed to all those under quarantine to observe the recommendations and to the organisers of mass events to refrain from organising them.

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