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World Poland's president tests positive for COVID-19 as new cases in the country hit a record high

14:42  24 october  2020
14:42  24 october  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Polish President Andrzej Duda has contracted Covid - 19 but is feeling "fine", a presidential minister says. Mr Duda, 48, was tested on Friday and Poland faces a surge in the coronavirus pandemic, with a daily record of more than 13,600 new cases on Friday. The country has now entered a

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Poland's President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for COVID-19.

Andrzej Duda wearing a suit and tie: Polish President Andrzej Duda has been diagnosed with COVID-19 © Getty Polish President Andrzej Duda has been diagnosed with COVID-19

His spokesperson Blazej Spychalski tweeted that the conservative leader received the result after taking a test on Friday.

Mr Spychalski says the president feels well and will be in quarantine.

Mr Duda's diagnosis follows a sharp increase in the confirmed cases of COVID-19 and related deaths in the country.

On Friday, 13,600 new infections were recorded in Poland - a new record. There were also 153 deaths, taking the total related to COVID-19 to 4,162.

The Polish government has announced the entire country will become a "red zone" of strict measures - just short of a national lockdown - as it attempts to curb the spread of the virus.

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Elsewhere in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron has called on citizens to respect the nightly curfew and other measures as cases rapidly rise.


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Mr Macron said cases are "very strongly accelerating" - with COVID-19 patients occupying more than 42% of ICU beds nationally and 64% in Paris.

He has also said that scientists have told him they think the virus will be present "at best until next summer" - and that it is too soon to say whether France will enter into a full or partial lockdown.

Italy has reached a new daily high of almost 20,000 COVID cases - with those needing intensive care surpassing 1,000.

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Where new cases are higher and staying high . See the complete list and details about Covid - 19 cases in more than 16,000 nursing homes across the country ». The outbreaks disrupted the country ’ s meat supply and led some of the hardest- hit plants to temporarily close.

Hospitals say they can handle the cases at the moment.

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The UK has the most COVID-19 fatalities in Europe, with more than 44,500 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths.

Andrzej Duda wearing a suit and tie: Polish president Andrzej Duda with US president Donald Trump © Getty Polish president Andrzej Duda with US president Donald Trump

The Welsh government has imposed the UK's strictest lockdown for 17 days on Friday - closing most bars, restaurants and shops, and ensuring school students are taught online from home in an attempt to limit non-essential travel.

Emmanuel Macron wearing a suit and tie: The French president thinks the virus will be with us 'at best until next summer' © Getty The French president thinks the virus will be with us 'at best until next summer'

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