Current restrictions to remain, new ones in Warminsko-Mazurskie province

2021-02-24 18:57 update: 2021-02-25, 14:57
Fot.  PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Fot. PAP/Radek Pietruszka
The government decided to tighten Covid-19 related restrictions in Warminsko-Mazurskie province, the health minister said.

In this north-eastern province of Poland remote teaching for grades 1-3 will be reintroduced, and all galleries, cinemas, hotels, courts, pools and other public places will be closed, Adam Niedzielski, the health minister informed on Wednesday. 

"We have decided that we have to take a little step back, we have to go half a step back, in fact go back 1/16 of this step," he said.

"The government also decided to ban wearing protective face shields, scarves, and other substitutes,” said Niedzielski. The ban will come into force on February 27.

As of February 27 Poland will introduce an obligatory quarantine for people entering Poland via its southern border with Czech Republic and Slovakia.

"Persons with a negative test, made within 48 hours before crossing the border, will be exempt from quarantine," said Niedzielski and added that people vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine are also excluded.

On February 12, as part of a gradual loosening of lockdown restrictions, Poland reopened, under sanitary regime, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, hotels, swimming pools and open air sports facilities.

Restaurants and bars remain closed and can offer only takeaway or home delivery services. (PAP)