Hotels and ski slopes have been suffering the painful economic consequences of a “national quarantine,” lasting from December 28 to January 17, which forced them to close.
The closure means that they will miss out on the lucrative winter holiday season.
"The government plans to spend over PLN 700 million (EUR 155.6 million) to support mountain regions hit by the coronavirus restrictions," Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin announced on Monday.
Gowin added that the government also wanted to refund 80 percent of the losses suffered by mountain municipalities due to the remission of property tax.
According to the minister, each mountain municipality could receive up to PLN 8 million (EUR 1.8 million) as part of the assistance programme. (PAP)