Radio Gdansk News in English: Poland will go into the next phase of loosening its coronavirus restrictions

From Monday, Poland will go into the next phase of loosening its coronavirus restrictions in the latest stage of easing the lockdown, with pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopening after a break of two months.

Face masks will be obligatory when visiting a hairdresser or a beauty salon. In restaurants, face masks and gloves will have to be worn by staff, while guests without masks will have to be seated at a distance of two metres from each other. The amount of customers restaurants can serve will depend on the size of the premises. Full details of the restrictions and guidance can be be found at https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus.

Source – Polskie Radio


Schools in Poland will stay shut for most students until June 7thunder new regulations being drawn up by the government.

An education ministry spokeswoman told Poland’s PAP news agency this week that “for the time being, it has not yet been decided whether students will continue to study remotely or return to full-time schooling beyond June 7th, whilethe Deputy Education Minister suggested in a media interview that the closure could be extended until the end of the school year on June 26th.

Source – Polskie Radio


The Mayor of Warsaw has been chosen by Poland’s opposition Civic Platform party this week as its contender in the country’s presidential race after its previous candidate withdrew amid poor poll ratings.

As the mayor of the Polish capital since November 2018, his term has been marked by a series of controversies, and he was criticised by conservatives for supporting LGBT people. The current challenger announced that she was withdrawing from the presidential race to make room for a candidate who could have a better chance of defeating the conservative incumbent in the upcoming election. The presidential ballot is likely to be held sometime in the summer.

Source – Polskie Radio


And finally, In the coming weeks there will be some important changes to the road configuration in the Wrzeszcz and Oliwa districts of Gdańsk.

City officialswant to use the reduction in car traffic due to the coronavirus pandemic to improve pedestrian and cyclist comfort. The main Grundwalzka street in Gdańsk Wreszcz and Oliwa will be reduced by one lane to allow parking to be moved from the footpath to the roadside. Details of the scheme can be found on the trojmiasto.pl website. It is expected that it will take up to 6 weeks to complete the work.

Source – trojmiasto.pl


Weather

Today will be a sunny day with scattered cloudsand afreshbreeze. Temperatures will reach around 13degrees centigrade (55 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to6degrees centigrade overnight. Sunday should will cloudy with sunny intervals and gusty winds and temperatures of around 13 degrees centigrade.

RG

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