COVID-19 in Poland, but plans to open Lithuanian border

COVID-19 in Poland, but plans to open Lithuanian border

In Polish coal mining region, an outbreak of the virus disease COVID-19 has been registered. Warsaw is meanwhile planning to open its northern border to join the Baltic bubble of re-opened EU borders.

This weekend 1,151 new infections were recorded in Poland. An outbreak among miners and their families at the Zofiowka colliery in southern Poland accounted for two-thirds of that figure.

In Poland, a total of 1,157 people have died from Covid-19 and 26,561 have been infected, yet the stubborn persistence of cases in Upper Silesia mean the country has not passed its peak, BBC reports.

“The borders between our friends from the Baltic Sea region should be reopened within a few days,”

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz MorawieckiMorawiecki noted on Saturday, June 6, meaning the re-opening of the national border with Lithuania.

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