Coronavirus case count rises to 119, three fatalities in Poland

The Ministry of Health has confirmed further cases of coronavirus in Poland, as the number of people infected, as of Sunday afternoon, totals 119, three people have died while 13 have been cured.

On Saturday evening, a third person died in Poland due to the rampaging disease. The man was in a serious condition and was hospitalised in Lublin, Eastern Poland. He was suffering from other diseases.

In an attempt to minimise the spread of COVID-19, the Polish government has ordered a 10-day border lockdown, which is effective as of Saturday midnight. Foreigners are not allowed to cross the Polish frontier until further notice, with the exception of those who work in Poland. They will be put in a 14 day quarantine.

A 14-day-long state of epidemic threat has been in force as of Saturday and includes controls on the country’s borders, as well as numerous restrictions imposed on services such as pubs and shopping malls.

The Ministry stated that as of Sunday morning, a total of 5,493 samples have been tested, with 5,382 negative and 111 positive results. More than 1,000 tests have been performed over the last 24 hours.

Polish footballer diagnosed with COVID-19

Coronavirus has not spared people from the sporting world. Polish footballer Bartosz Bereszyński, a right back for the Italian side Sampdoria was diagnosed with coronavirus.

The 27-year-old Polish representative shared the news with fans via Instagram.

“Unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Despite the appropriate precautions recently, I have not managed to avoid virus infection. That is why I am asking you to be responsible and stay at home if possible,” he wrote.

Bereszyński is already the seventh Sampdoria player to be diagnosed with the virus. Another Pole, plying his trade in Italy’s Serie A for Genoa - Karol Linetty, is for now uninfected.