Poland to start easing restrictions after Easter

In attempt to support its battered economy, Poland will start easing some restrictions aimed at fighting the coronavirus after Easter, Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska said on Thursday. “After Easter we will want to turn on the economy a little,” he told news conference without elaborating.

Poland has closed schools, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and cinemas among other moves to contain the virus. Economists expect the economy to shrink 3.5% this year, triggering a sharp rise in unemployment from the current level of 5.5%. By Thursday, 5,341 people had been infected with the virus, with 164 dead.

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