Radio Gdansk News in English: Polish scientists are starting clinical trials of drugs that could lessen the impact of the COVID-19 disease on infected patients

A professor at the university of Toruń in north-central Poland, which is carrying out the trials, said the research was focusing on heart drugs that could help in the early stages of the illness caused by the coronavirus. The drugs will be administered to more than 800 patients in the trials. A total of just over 17 and a half thousand people have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease in Poland, with nearly 900 deaths from the coronavirus so far.

Source – Polskie Radio


An elk has been captured after turning up in a Warsaw park, state news agency PAP has reported. The animal was spotted by city patrol officers in the capital’s Skaryszewski Park on Thursday morning.

They dubbed the elk “rose eater” after it devoured almost all the roses in the park’s rose garden. The patrol called a wildlife officer, who decided to administer sleeping drugs in order to transport the elk out of the city. According the news agency, the animal ran into a lake after being given the drugs and had to be fished out.

Source – Polskie Radio


A cutting-edge digital innovation hub has opened up in the central Polish city of Łódź this week to boost research into 5G technology.

The research facility, the first of its kind nationwide, was launched by officials and academics at the Łódź University of Technology.

Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Development Minister said at the launch that the hub would operate as part of a Europe-wide network to test solutions for smart cities and intelligent buildings, adding that new digital technology was helping keep the economy going during the coronavirus pandemic. The project has been carried out with help from the Polish government and business partners including Sweden’s Ericsson.

Source – Polskie Radio


A woman who had been on the run for the last 10 years has been located and arrested in Gdańsk this week. The woman who was being sought under three separate arrest warrants was finally caught hiding out in an apartment in Gdańsk.

The police have not revealed why she was wanted, but she is thought to have been involved in a series of company extortion crimes involving large amounts of money. The 63 year old woman avoided capture by moving frequently and didn’t update her ID or apply for a new one.

A tip-off to the authorities this week ended her fugitive life and when the police arrived to arrest her, she didn’t resist capture. She is now facing up to 4 years in prison.

Source – Trojmiasto.pl


Weather

Today there willbe sunny intervals with scattered clouds in a moderate breeze. Temperatures will reach 13 degrees centigrade (55 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to 6 degrees centigrade overnight. Saturday should remain sunny with scattered clouds and temperatures will stay the same as today at around 13 degrees centigrade.

 

RG

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