Poland to announce state of epidemic threat due to coronavirus

Poland plans to announce a state of epidemic threat, health minister Lukasz Szumowski said on Thursday.
"Yesterday, the WHO announced a pandemic. Today we will release a decision by the Health Minister regarding the introduction of a state of epidemic threat," Szumowski told a press conference.
This will allow the government to close chosen places of work or institutions and direct medical workers to places of need, he added.
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