Poland bans flights to France amid pandemic

Poland on Wednesday included France in the list of countries with a ban of  passenger flights due to coronavirus rise. At the same time flights to Romania, Albania, Malta and Kosovo will now be allowed, Polish Radio reported.

The number of banned destinations has been cut to 30 from a previous 44. The new rules will be valid until 29 September and do not apply to some charter flights.

With 56 COVID-19 deaths per million population, Poland remains far less affected by the coronavirus epidemic than many other countries in Europe, according to figures released by the country’s health ministry earlier this month. A total of 75,134 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Poland since the start of the pandemic, and 2,227 have died from the COVID-19 respiratory disease so far, officials said on Tuesday.

The French cities of Marseille and Bordeaux on Wednesday rolled out a series of new measures following an uptick in cases. It comes as authorities across the country struggle to contain the virus.

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