Poland Goes Back To Remote Work Due to Omicron

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As Poland confronts another increase in daily COVID-19 cases, spurred by the Omicron strain, that might soon reach 50,000, the public personnel will go back to remote working, and private sector firms will follow suit, according to the health minister.

For the first time since April 2021, Poland recorded more than 30,000 daily incidents on Wednesday, reigniting discussion about whether more limits on public life are required.

“If these trends continue, next week the number of infections could exceed the level of 50,000 (per day) next week,” Adam Niedzielski said at a press conference.

Adam Niedzielski, Minister of Health, Poland

He urged private businesses to follow the lead of the public sector and require employees to work from home whenever possible.

In comparison to many other nations, Poland presently has liberal standards, with just roughly 56% of Poles completely vaccinated against COVID-19, significantly below the European Union average.

Restaurants and bars, for example, can supply up to 30% of their capacity to those who have not been vaccinated under existing standards.

While Omicron continues to ebb in many nations, it is still a variant of concern that’s on the rise in many parts of the world. Owing to its high transmission, most regions have imposed some kind of rules or curfews, some even lockdowns to prevent further spread so that the world can get back to normalcy soon.

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