The government will ban flights to seven countries such as Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. A mandatory 14-day quarantine will be introduced for those coming from the above-mentioned countries, said the Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski, at a press conference on Monday. The test will not release you from insulation.
Omicron is spreading in Europe. Belgium was the first country in the Old Continent to detect an omicron infection. On Monday, information about the first person infected with the new variant reached, among others From czech. Previously, such cases were also confirmed in Germany.
On Monday, a meeting of the crisis management team convened by the Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski, was held with the participation of the Chief Sanitary Inspector and the head of the National Institute of Public Health. At the press conference organized after the meeting, information on the decisions made was provided.
The rules for people traveling to Poland from countries outside the Schengen Area will change. – We have made a decision together with Minister Saczka (Krzysztof Saczka, after GIS – ed.) To extend the quarantine to 14 days (currently 10 days – ed.) – Niedzielski said. Release from this quarantine can only take place from the 8th day after the PCR test has been performed. – As the situation develops, these decisions may be subject to change – stated the head of the Ministry of Health.
Coronavirus in Poland
The Ministry of Health announced on Monday 13,115 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. This means an increase by 781, or 6%, compared to the situation a week ago.
The ministry also said on Monday that 18 people suffering from COVID-19 have died.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,520,961 infections have been confirmed in Poland, 83,055 of those infected have died.
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