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Poland: Government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Poland: Government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Poland’s Ministry of Health on 13 March 2020 announced a “state of epidemic threat” (which is a legal situation announced within a given area with respect to a threat of an epidemic outbreak, in order to introduce suitable countermeasures) concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.


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Poland’s state of epidemic threat has been declared in accordance with article 46 of the act on countering and combating infections and infectious diseases in people. Four categories of restrictions have been introduced.

  • Reinstating border controls
  • Restrictions in operations of shopping centres and shopping malls
  • Closure of restaurants, bars, and pubs
  • Prohibition of public gatherings exceeding 50 individuals

Read a March 2020 report [PDF 252 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Poland

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