Polish PM tests negative for coronavirus

2020-10-14 11:25 update: 2020-10-14, 20:22
PM Mateusz Morawiecki. Fot. PAP/Mateusz Marek
PM Mateusz Morawiecki. Fot. PAP/Mateusz Marek
PM Mateusz Morawiecki tested negative for coronavirus on Tuesday night, after a day spent in self-isolation due to contact with a person infected with Covid-19.

Morawiecki will remain in quarantine until doctors and sanitary services take relevant decisions, government spokesperson Piotr Mueller said in a tweet on Tuesday night.

Earlier on Tuesday, PM's Office head Michal Dworczyk said that the prime minister was the only government official in quarantine since it seemed that no other cabinet member had been in touch with the same COVID-infected person.

Dworczyk reported that one of the State Protection Service (SOP) agents, who works with the prime minister, tested positive for coronavirus.

Morawiecki said on Facebook on Wednesday the government was working as usual.

"Despite staying in isolation, my government is functioning normally. I'm in constant contact with all the services, province governors and ministers. Quarantine is not holiday or leisure time. In the face of the challenges that Poland currently faces there's no place for weakness," Morawiecki wrote in his post, attaching a photo of his Wednesday videoconference with province governors. (PAP)