Free tests – according to the prime minister’s announcements – were to be available “in all pharmacies”. On Thursday, the program started in the 64th – I am a bit surprised and worried that we expect everything to work perfectly from the beginning – President Bogna Janke said on TVN24. She admitted that “perhaps the prime minister said one word too much” by announcing free tests in pharmacies.
Another wave of coronavirus infections is growing in Poland, caused by the omicron variant. On Thursday, the health ministry informed about over 57,000 new infections.
From Thursday, pharmacies were to be available free antigen tests for the presence of coronavirus. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that they would be available “in every pharmacy”. However, as it turned out, at the start of the testing program, it covered 64 pharmacies across the country. Then the Ministry of Health reported that this number had exceeded 100.
There are over a dozen thousand pharmacies in Poland.
Janke: perhaps the prime minister said one word too many
On Friday, Presidential Minister Bogna Janke visited the “One on One” event. When asked about the discrepancy between the prime minister’s announcements and reality, she said that “she is a bit surprised and worried that we expect everything to work perfectly from the beginning.”
– Sure it’s not in every pharmacy. Perhaps here the prime minister said one word too many that they would be available in all pharmacies – she admitted.
She noted, however, that “she does not like the assessment of everything that, as it is, it should be tip top”. – There are stumbles, just like with the Polish Order. But when these are serious matters, let’s show good will and patience. Let us not judge it immediately that it is very bad that something bad has happened. Let’s give it a chance – appealed Janke.
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