By: The Quinnipiac University Economics Research Team, Michael Szwaja
The Polish health ministry announced on Friday morning that 1,925 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 83 of them on ventilators. There was a further 111,530 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure and 10,102 people under epidemiological supervision. The ministry also said 63,312 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, including 587 over the preceding 24 hours.
This month, after a prolonged period of distance learning, Poland reopened most of its schools to students. This came at the end of summer break and the beginning a new school year. The country's education ministry rolled out a set of special guidelines for schools and students to follow in the face of the pandemic. These include compulsory hand washing after entering the school premises and frequent airing of classrooms.
The easing of fears from the virus and transition into opening schools has been supported by Poland’s President Andrzej Duda. He mentioned earlier this month that “We can safely say that we are in control of the situation and managing to keep the pandemic in check.” It seems that the country and its leaders are optimistic about the country’s ability to transition effectively and smoothly admist the pandemic.