The largest number of new infections and deaths in the fourth wave of coronavirus was confirmed in Poland on Wednesday. The spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Wojciech Andrusiewicz, commented on the current epidemic data. As he said, “we need to remember that today’s report takes into account a fairly large number of cases from the extended weekend.” When asked about further restrictions, he said that “we should follow those we have”.
24,239 new infections, announced by the health ministry on Wednesday, is the highest daily report since April 10. A week ago, the Ministry of Health reported 18,550 confirmed infections. Today’s infection rate is 5,689 higher. That is an increase of 30 percent.
According to the Ministry of Health’s announcement, the highest number of new infections was confirmed in Mazowieckie voivodship – 5,084.
The ministry also said that 463 people suffering from COVID-19 have died.
MZ spokesman: GIS ordered the intensification of sanitary inspections at points of sale
The spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Wojciech Andrusiewicz, commented on the epidemic situation on Wednesday. As he said, “we need to remember that today’s report takes into account a fairly large number of cases from the extended weekend.” – Unfortunately, this accumulation took place in today’s report. More than 70 percent of those infected who didn’t deal with covid are people who haven’t been fully vaccinated, he said.
The spokesman also announced that “the Chief Sanitary Inspector, at the request of the Minister of Health, sent a request to all provincial inspectorates in the country, or rather an order to increase sanitary inspections at all commercial points in the country”. He noted that people in churches, buses and trams “are more categorical in observing these restrictions.”
He specified that the point is to conduct a more intensive control of personnel and sales representatives at points of sale, checking whether they comply with epidemic requirements, i.e. primarily whether they wear masks. – It was indicated that in the event of violation of the epidemic standards indicated in the ordinances and laws, the sanitary inspector may impose a fine in accordance with Article 116 of the Code of Petty Offenses – he further explained.
“We are not an Austrian or German society”
He added that in recent days the sanitary services have carried out 7-8 thousand. control. A spokesman for the Ministry of Health said that it is very important to enforce covering the nose and mouth in public spaces. – We can see that apart from vaccinations, this is the main element that brings results – said a spokesman for the Ministry of Health.
When asked about further restrictions, he said that “we should follow those we have”. -If Poland complies with those that are currently in place, it would be possible to reduce the level of coronavirus transmission – he said. – We can see that the situation in urban transport has improved after police inspections, now we want to ensure that this situation also improves in commercial facilities – he added.
– Of course, medical considerations are the most important for us, and we should also remember about social considerations, we are not an Austrian or German society. We also react differently to various actions of, for example, government administration, so we have to balance medical considerations with social ones. Of course, medical considerations prevail, he argued.
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