Artists paint a mural showing medical personel wearing protective masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Warsaw, Poland, March 30, 2020. Adam Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland expects rapid growth in coronavirus infections, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said on Monday, as the country braces for new restrictions aimed at curbing the pandemic.
As of Monday, 1,984 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the country of 38 million, while 26 people had died, according to the health ministry.
“We are entering a new phase of the epidemic … We are expecting a very rapid growth in the number of infections in the coming weeks. This number will be rising at an exponential pace,” Szumowski told news conference.
Szumowski said further restrictions on people’s movements were needed as earlier measures were not sufficient to contain the virus. He did not say what the new restrictions would be.
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