Rail travel ban, arrival quarantine prolonged in Poland until revocation

Poland's ban on international rail travel and the 14-day quarantine period for people arriving in the country have been prolonged until further notice by a government ordinance issued on Sunday.

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The decision changes an earlier regulation instituting the rail travel ban and quarantine obligation for those entering the country until April 26, imposed because of the pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and COVID-19 disease caused by the virus.

The directive also lifts the obligation to wear protective gloves in shops and service points for those unable to put on gloves by themselves or are forbidden to wear them due to health and mental disability reasons.

Moreover, public administration staff dealing with customers will be able to use visors instead of face masks if their workplace is separated from their supplicants by protective shielding.

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Poland reached on Sunday 11,617, including 535 fatalities.