No face shield and more – there are new guidelines!

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This is now the official government position. Wearing scarves, shawls, neck warmer or face shields do not protect against COVID-19 infection. The government recommends wearing surgical masks.

From Saturday, we’ll only cover our face with a mask! Moreover?

The Health Minister said that the number of tests ordered across the country has increased by 24% in recent times, with more than 60,000 tests for COVID-19 performed yesterday. As a result, the restrictions currently in place have been extended until March 14 and several new rules have been introduced. For example, from 27 February it will be compulsory to cover the mouth and nose with masks. It has been reported that all types of masks can be worn, but the wearing of surgical masks is recommended. Wearing scarves, shawls, neck warmer or face shields will no longer be recognised as complying with the obligation to cover mouth and nose from COVID-19 infection in public spaces.

Also from Saturday, people arriving from the Czech Republic and Slovakia will have to undergo quarantine. The change does not apply to people who have been vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine and those who have a negative test result for COVID-19. In addition, due to the worrying increase in COVID-19 cases in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, previously in place restrictions have been introduced there, including closed hotels, shopping malls, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, swimming pools, tennis courts, and distance learning for pupils in primary school classes I-III will return.

COVID-19 – country’s disease and vaccination status

As of February 24 (morning report), the number of samples tested for coronavirus infection in Poland was nearly 9.7 million, according to official data presented by the Health Ministry. At the same time, the number of people tested was 9.4 million. It is worth noting that the number of diagnosed infected in Poland totals 1,661,109 people, of whom 42,808 have died. At the same time, 1,391,981 people recovered.

Poland received 3,696,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 2,832,659 vaccinations were performed, of which 2,895 cases of adverse post-vaccination reactions were observed.

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