Throughout Poland, it will be mandatory from Saturday to wear a mouth mask outdoors in an attempt to halt the significant increase in the number of corona infections.
On Thursday, 4,280 new cases were reported in the country’s 38 million inhabitants, a daily record.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the measure at a press conference in Warsaw. He warned that there is a shortage of hospital beds.
A total lockdown must be avoided in order to save the economy, the prime minister added.