Poland recorded a record high number of new daily coronavirus infections for the second day in a row on Thursday as the prime minister prepares to give details of harsher restrictions for the Easter period. The Health Ministry said it recorded more than 34,000 new cases which is, more than 4 thousand more than Wednesday. There were also 520 new deaths. Poland’s government ordered stricter pandemic measures for the two-week period surrounding Easter, describing the new rules Thursday as an attempt to limit human contacts amid a deadly surge in the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he knew the more severe measures come during a period when families traditionally spend time together for Easter, and it would require a sacrifice from Poles. However, he said the steps are needed to save lives, jobs and a health sector approaching the limits of its capabilities.