Andrzej Duda, the present Polish President, was seen on the navy airport in Krakow-Balice earlier than his journey to the White Home, the place he was going to satisfy US President Donald Trump.
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Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has examined constructive for coronavirus, his spokesman mentioned on Saturday.
The spokesman, Blazej Spychalski, mentioned on Twitter that the 48-year-old conservative chief was examined the day earlier than and his outcome was constructive. He mentioned the president was feeling good and remoted.
Duda’s analysis comes amid an enormous surge within the variety of confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 and deaths in Poland, a nation that noticed very low numbers this spring.
The rising an infection charges are bringing the nation’s tense well being system to the breaking level. Medical doctors say sufferers are actually dying not solely from COVID-19, however from different ailments that overwhelmed hospitals can not at present deal with.
The federal government is making ready to open discipline hospitals however will not be certain the place to search out the docs and nurses they make use of.
Duda visited the Nationwide Stadium in Warsaw on Friday, which is being transformed into one of many discipline hospitals. He additionally met with Iga Swiatek, the 19-year-old Polish tennis participant who received the French Open earlier this month, on Friday.
The Polish authorities on Saturday imposed new restrictions which might be near lockdown in hopes of bringing the nation’s outbreak below management.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday appealed to Poles to strictly adhere to those “extreme restrictions” with a view to shield lives. The attraction got here because the nation of 38 million hit one other every day report of latest infections, over 13,600, with 153 new deaths.
In whole, Poland recorded 4,172 virus-related deaths within the pandemic.
Duda’s major constitutional duties embrace main overseas coverage and signing legal guidelines. Many of the day-to-day governance, nevertheless, is the accountability of Morawiecki and his cupboard.