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Polish PM urges no travel over Christmas

Spending time only with immediate families

21 November, 15:11
(ANSA-AFP) - WARSAW, 21 NOV - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Saturday warned Poles against any travel over the Christmas period, as he announced that most coronavirus restrictions would be extended but shops would re-open. "Please do not plan any trips," Morawiecki said at a press conference, adding that the government was looking at ways of imposing movement restrictions. He said Poles should spend Christmas only with their immediate families and not move between cities.

Morawiecki also said that theatres, bars and restaurants would remain closed until after Christmas, and schools would continue to be on distance learning. "The situation is still very serious," he said, voicing concern about Poland's high death rate but pointing out that the number of new cases had stabilised. The health ministry on Saturday reported 574 deaths over 24 hours, bringing the total toll to 13,288. The number of new daily infections in Poland was 24,213. (ANSA-AFP).

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