Poland not considering state of natural disaster, says PM’s aide

A health worker wearing protective gear takes a swab sample from a driver at a mobile testing station for miners of the Bielszowice coal mine, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Ruda Slaska, Poland

Poland is not currently considering introducing a state of natural disaster, although no scenario can be ruled out as the coronavirus pandemic develops, the Polish prime minister’s top aide told public radio.

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily reported on Monday that one option the Polish government was considering was introducing a state of natural disaster, one of three emergency states that exist in Poland.

“We obviously cannot exclude any scenarios, but at the moment no such option is considered,” Michal Dworczyk told PR1 radio.

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