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Poland President tests positive for corona virus

President Anjrez Duda tested positive for COVID-19 but it is not sure how he contracted the virus.

                                  President Duda tests positive for COVID-19

The 48 year old president was tested positive but he says he is fine. He is one of the ill presidents with COVID-19 including US President Donald Trump and UK Brim Johnson. “I didn’t have and I don’t have any symptoms, especially the serious ones like lack of taste or lack of smell, but the result of the test is absolutely clear,” Mr. Duda said

He says he will go under quarantine for some time and will work remotely. Presidential minister Blazej Spychalski, who first gave details of the president’s positive test, has himself tested positive and is going into quarantine.

On Friday, Mr.  Duda visited a field hospital under construction at the National Stadium in the Polish capital He also met 19-year-old tennis star Iga Swiatek, winner of the French Open this year, to award her the Gold Cross of Merit for achievements in sport.

“Neither I nor members of my team have symptoms of coronavirus. We carry out tests regularly. We will quarantine ourselves in accordance with current procedures.

The second wave of infections is hitting Poland hard, with the number of new cases 22 times higher than the highest number of cases in the spring, although testing is now more prevalent.

The number of hospital beds in use by coronavirus patients rose by 6.5% on Friday to 11,496, which means 60% of the total available are now filled.

Under the new restrictions, gatherings of more than five are banned, and children must be accompanied by an adult when outdoors. People aged over 70 are being urged to stay at home.

 

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