Polish President Andrzej Duda tested positive for COVID-19

A presidential spokesman announced on Saturday that Polish President Andrzej Duda had tested positive for coronovirus and gone into quarantine. Duda, 48, is feeling “fine” and was tested on Friday, accordingly Spokesman Blaise Spikleski, who will also go in isolation.

Duda updated the nation Twitter video On Saturday, stating that he had no symptoms, including loss of taste or smell. “I’m feeling great at the moment,” he said, “the energy” he has and he will continue to work from home, where he is living with his wife and family.

Duda also apologized to those who came in contact with him this week, saying that if he had any symptoms, he would have canceled the meeting. He said he hoped he did not infect anyone. It is not clear when Duda contracted the virus.

“Please, take care of the elderly,” Duda concluded. “I’m telling you to be very careful,” with the holidays approaching. Finally, he thanked the people of Poland for sending good messages and urged people to stay home.

Duda joins Handful world leaders Who have contracted the virus including the US president Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson And Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Duda attended an event in Tallinn on Monday, where he met with Bulgarian President Rumen Radway, BBC News reported. He also visited a hospital, which is under construction at the National Stadium in Warsaw, the country’s capital. Pictures from the trip showed him wearing a face mask.

Duda also met 19-year-old tennis star Inga Swotek, who won this year’s French Open, earning him the Gold Cross of Merit for achievements in sports. Swiatek Tweeted On Saturday morning that he does not have symptoms of COVID-19, nor add any of his team members, he is regularly tested.

Switek said that he and his team are now quarantine and will do another test in three days.

Coronavirus cases are increasing Poland, Which according to Johns Hopkins University, hit a new daily record on Friday, with more than 13,632 confirmed cases. The country also recorded a record high number of deaths on Thursday with 168.

BBC News reported on Friday that there has been a 6.5% increase in the number of patients requiring hospital beds in the country, adding that 60% of currently available hospital beds are in use.

The new restrictions also ban gatherings of more than five people. Authorities are urging people over the age of 70 to stay at home.


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