New restrictions needed to curb spread of Covid-19, PM says – The First News

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Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference on Tuesday that the courts had also stopped rejecting fines for those who flout the rules.
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The Polish prime minister said the new Covid-19 restrictions were necessary to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

The government announced a number of regulations on Monday as concerns mounted over the new variant of omicron.

From December 1, restrictions will apply to the number of people allowed in cultural venues, churches, hotels, restaurants and at functions such as wedding receptions. However, fully vaccinated people will not count towards the limits.

Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference on Tuesday that the courts had also stopped rejecting fines for those who flout the rules.

“The restrictions have been changed to more strongly suppress the growth of Covid-19 infections,” he explained.

Regarding the possibility for employers to verify workers’ vaccination certificates, he said that “if we manage to build a parliamentary majority for these regulations to be passed by the Sejm (lower house of parliament – PAP), they can be adopted quickly. “

From December 1, the capacity of churches, restaurants and cafes, hotels and cultural places such as theaters, cinemas, opera houses, concert halls and circuses will be capped at 50 percent .

The 50% limit will also apply to sports centers, swimming pools and water parks and a maximum of 100 people will be allowed to attend ceremonies such as weddings, communions and funerals.

A limit of one person per 15 square meters will apply to gyms, fitness centers, casinos, museums, art galleries, exhibitions and conferences.

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