Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Poland To End The Obligation To Wear Masks On May 30

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the fourth stage of opening the economy.

Poles will be allowed to go out in public without protective masks on from May 30 - Morawiecki said on Wednesday.

Masks will have to be worn in grocery stores, churches, buses and trams. There will be no limit of people in stores, restaurants, cafes, bars and churches. Meetings of up to 150 people will also be allowed, but with a 2-meter (6 feet) distance.

The PM also announced that from June 6 there places like cinemas, cultural places, swimming pools and fitness clubs will reopen. The exceptions will be discos and clubs. Also from June 6 it will be possible to organize weddings and family celebrations up to 150 people.

- We are restoring virtually all branches of the national economy, maintaining the epidemic discipline that we have long talked about - said Morawiecki.

Thanks to the financial and anti-crisis shields, over 4 million jobs were saved - the PM said today. - On Jun-July the economy will be returning to "fully normal" conditions.

Poland is also "preparing for difficult talks with the European Union over a planned recovery fund, a deputy prime minister was quoted on Wednesday as saying, amid government fears that Warsaw may become a net contributor, not a net beneficiary, of the fund." Reuters