Poland to launch 2nd COVID-19 booster for medical staff next week | More dead fish in another Polish river | Poland marks anniversary of landmark battle against Russian Bolsheviks | Fatal road accident near Kościerzyna

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Poland to launch 2nd COVID-19 booster for medical staff next week

Poland’s health minister has announced that the government will roll out a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose for medical workers on August 17th.Adam Niedzielski made the announcement at a news conference on Friday. He noted that so far the second booster shot had been available to the over 60s and people with impaired immunity. He added that the second booster would be first offered to “those who look after COVID-19 patients.” According to the health minister, medical staff eligible for the fourth vaccine dose totals some 400,000 people, each of whom will receive an e-referral early next Wednesday. Niedzielski told reporters that the number of infections „had been growing very dynamically” for the past two months.

Source – Polskie Radio

More dead fish in another Polish river

Another mass fish die-off has been reported in the river of Ner, in the central Łódzkie voivodeship, following a similar incident in the Oder River, which flows through Poland and Germany. Local authorities have called an emergency meeting to investigate the reports of dead fish, and the Government Centre for Security has sent out text messages to the voivodeship residents to keep away from the river. Meanwhile, Polish police offered a PLN 1 million (EUR 210,000) reward for helping to find those responsible for dumping chemicals into the river. The Polish prime minister on Friday said he had dismissed senior environmental officials over the die-off in the Oder River. Earlier in the day, Morawiecki said that the river would “take years” to return to normal

Source – Polskie Radio

Poland marks anniversary of landmark battle against Russian Bolsheviks

Events are being held across Poland over this weekend and Monday to mark the 102nd anniversary of a key victory over the Russian Bolsheviks in the 1920 Battle of Warsaw. The Polish army is hosting military picnics all around the country, but a military parade in Warsaw, which is traditionally the highlight of events marking the anniversary was called off amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The landmark battle of 1920 is believed to have saved Poland’s newly regained independence after the end of World War I and prevented the Bolshevik revolution from spreading into western Europe. Many say the battle, often described as the “Miracle of the Vistula,” was one of the world’s most important.

Source – Polskie Radio

Fatal road accident near Kościerzyna

And finally, one person has been killed and two injured on the main road number 20 near Kościerzyna yesterday. According to witnesses the driver of a Volkswagen Polo attempted to overtake in a prohibited spot and collided with the driver of an oncoming BMW. The Polo driver was killed on the spot, while the driver and passenger of the BMW were seriously injured.

Source – Radio Gdańsk, Wikipedia

Weather

Today will be a sunny day in a moderate breeze with the chance of rain and thunder in the evening and temperatures of 27 degrees centigrade (77 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and 17 degrees overnight. Tomorrow will continue sunny with scattered clouds and temperatures of 26 degrees during the day and 17 degrees overnight.
That was the Radio Gdańsk English news and weather.

Martin Caren/aKa

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