On February 19th, local time, Polish Health Minister Niejelski said that Poland has ushered in the third wave of COVID-19.
On the same day, Niedelski said at a press conference that according to the data, Poland has ushered in the third wave of coronavirus.
He said that according to the data on the 19th, 8,777 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Poland on the 18th, an increase of about 2,400 over the same period last week.
In the past two weeks, the average number of confirmed cases on Sunday hovered between 5,300 and 5,500, and the average number of confirmed cases this Sunday exceeded 6,500, an increase of 23% month-on-month in weekly terms.
On the same day, Niedelski also confirmed that Poland had confirmed the first case of COVID-19 variant virus infection in South Africa.
In addition, Nejelsky also revealed that the relevant departments are considering abolishing the policy of replacing masks with similar items such as masks or scarves, because masks or scarves cannot effectively protect against the virus.
So far, the Polish government has required people to cover their mouths and noses in public, but does not force the use of medical or high-protection masks.