Poland Enters New Lockdown & Closes Theaters

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
Credit: Poland.pl

The government of Poland has announced that it will move a step closer to a full lockdown after a furious surge in new COVID-19 cases in the country.

Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said that theatres, concert venues, opera houses, shopping malls, hotels, and cinemas would be closed starting Saturday, March 20, 2021.

“We can not implement only regional restrictions anymore,” said Niedzielski in the press conference. “If these measures don’t have a desirable effect, then we will lock down literally everything.”

The move will also affect the biggest Polish opera house, the Polish National Opera in the capital Warsaw.

Poland is currently undergoing a fierce COVID-19 third wave, driven by novel SARS-CoV-2 variants. The country logged 25,052 daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, March 17, the highest number so far this year.