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World Poland's president tests positive for coronavirus

13:55  24 october  2020
13:55  24 october  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

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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 "The president yesterday was tested for the presence of coronavirus ," Mr Spychalski said on Twitter on Saturday. "The result turned out to be positive .

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WARSAW, Poland — Poland's President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, his spokesman said on Saturday.

Andrzej Duda wearing a suit and tie © Provided by NBC News

Blazej Spychalski wrote on Twitter that the conservative leader was tested the day before and his result was positive. He said the president felt well and is in isolation.

Duda's diagnosis comes amid a huge surge in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 and deaths in Poland, a nation that saw only very low numbers in the spring.

The spiking infection rates are pushing the country's strained health system to the breaking point. Doctors say patients are now dying not only from Covid-19, but from other illnesses that overwhelmed hospitals are not able to treat.

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Sophie Trudeau tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a large event in London. The delegation accompanying president Jair Bolsonaro included his press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, who later tested positive for the coronavirus according to Brazilian media and CNN.

The government is preparing to open field hospitals but it is not sure where it will find the doctors and nurses to staff them.

Duda, 48, visited the National Stadium in Warsaw, which is being transformed into one of the field hospitals, on Friday. He also met with Iga Swiatek, the 19-year-old Polish tennis player who won the French Open earlier this month.

The Polish government imposed new restrictions on Saturday that are just short of a lockdown, in hopes of bringing the country's outbreak under control.

Hundreds gathered on the streets of the capital at the end of the week, to protest legal restrictions on abortions after a court ruling, in the largely Catholic country.

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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appealed Friday to Poles to strictly observe these “serious restrictions” in order to protect lives. The appeal came as the nation of 38 million hit another daily record of new infections, over 13,600, with 153 new deaths.

Overall, Poland has recorded 4,172 virus-related deaths in the pandemic.

Duda's key constitutional roles include guiding foreign policy and signing legislation. But most of the day-to-day governance is the responsibility of Prime Minister Morawiecki and his cabinet.

In nearby Slovenia, Foreign Minister Anze Logar also tested positive for the coronavirus. The Foreign Ministry said Logar was self-isolating for the next 10 days.

The official STA news agency said Logar was on a tour of the Baltics earlier this week and attended a session of European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg earlier this month.

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