Poland may face 'third wave' of pandemic if no drug is developed - PM

2020-10-21 16:05 update: 2020-10-21, 19:18
Phot. PAP/Leszek Szymański
Phot. PAP/Leszek Szymański
Poland is now battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic but may as well face a third one unless a drug or vaccine against COVID-19 is developed, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in parliament on Wednesday.

"Today we are dealing with a very dangerous phenomenon, the second wave, and I must spell it out here that we may be threatened by a third wave as we depend on whether a drug or vaccine against COVID-19 is developed," said the prime minister.

"Our basic strategy and principle is to shape social and economic life in such a way so as to continue learning, working and living, and not to shut down the economy, while cutting off the COVID-19 transmission line," Morawiecki said.

Morawiecki reiterated the significance of maintaining social distance, wearing face masks and ventilating rooms. (PAP)