Poland facing COVID-19 ‘explosion’ says health minister – Reuters

People wearing protecting masks walk in front of the Zlote Tarasy shopping mall in the centre of the city as the government eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Warsaw, Poland May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

WARSAW, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Poland has seen an explosion of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two days and if the current trend continues drastic steps will be needed, the health minister said on Wednesday, after the country reported over 5,000 daily cases for the first time since May.

“Over the last two days we have seen an explosion of the pandemic,” Adam Niedzielski told a news conference, adding that next week daily cases could be “well above” 5,000.

Reporting by Alan Charlish and Pawel Florkiewicz; Editing by Jon Boyle

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