Health Minister Adam Niedzielski informed that the government decided to introduce regionalization of restrictions. The inhabitants of five voivodships have no chance of loosening the restrictions.
We see a clear decrease in infections per 100 thousand. inhabitants in all regions, but we still have regions where the situation is difficult, i.e. the incidence of the coronavirus is very high. These regions include: voiv. śląskie, voiv. dolnośląskie, voiv. wielkopolskie, voiv. Łódź and the voivodeship Opole Province . At the other extreme, we have: voiv. podlaskie, voivodeship Podkarpackie and the voivodeship Warmia and Mazury – the Minister of Health enumerated and added that there are also significant differences in the occupancy of hospital beds.
In 11 voivodships (except for the five where the situation is the most difficult – ed.), I.e. Małopolskie, Zachodniopomorskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Mazowieckie, Świętokrzyskie, Lubuskie, Pomorskie, Lubelskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie and Podkarpackie, we restore education in a hybrid system for students grades I-III – informed Niedzielski.
Cosmetic and hairdressing salons will be able to operate again in the same voivodeships from April 26 .
Adam Niedzielski also said that on April 28 the government will present a plan to defrost the economy in May. The hotel and restaurant industry, as well as guidelines for the organization of communion and weddings.
The number of tests is decreasing, and the availability of beds is increasing
The health minister explained that the decisions were made on the basis of the declining number of new infections and orders for COVID-19 testing.
– We can say that we are behind the peak of new infections and hospitalizations. This hospital infrastructure is now somewhat relieved, but the level of infections and hospitalization remains at a very high level all the time , said Niedzielski, recalling that the current rate of hospitalization is much higher than during the autumn wave.