Poland may reinstate quarantine measures for people returning home from some EU and non-EU states, the government spokesperson Piotr Muller said on Thursday, as the country is reporting a rise in COVID-19 infections.

“We are considering introducing a quarantine for particular countries from the European Union and from outside of the European Union,” Muller told private broadcaster Polsat News, noting, however, that restrictions will not be as wide-reaching as those launched the previous months.

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His announcement pointed at France and Spain, as countries that raise concerns, given an alarming surge in daily new infections across their territories.

The country that was considered successful in its handling of the pandemic and eased restrictions in May, is already preparing for a potential return of the epidemic “on a larger scale,” he added.

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In recent days, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Poland is rapidly increasing, with the country’s health ministry blaming outbreaks in coal mines, and saying that numbers will fall after the planned isolation of infected people.


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