2020-03-25 09:01:36

Coronavirus – latest updates

IMPORTANT!!!

The Polish government introduces many restrictions on the rise of the coronavirus epidemic

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

 The Polish authorities have been introducing further restrictions since March 25, 2020 on the rise of the accelerating of the coronavirus epidemic.

1. Restriction on movement except:

  • going to work and returning home;

  • going out for shopping or to the pharmacy;

  • necessary visit to a doctor;

  • volunteering in the fight against coronavirus;

  • walking the dog.

2. Total ban on gatherings of more than two people, including any meetings and events. You can only meet members of your immediate family, as well as people with whom you are in a constant relationship.

3. Restrictions on public transport – the maximum number of passengers is seating divided by two. Passengers must keep a distance.

Restrictions apply until April 11. Everybody must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them. Penalties up to 30,000 PLN are punishable for their violation, and in some cases even a prison.

So, stay at home, don’t leave without need. If you meet with others, you make the virus spread and the number of patients increases. There are not so many beds, respirators, doctors and nurses for everyone to receive help.

Remember, staying at home you save the lives of others!

#stayathome

 

Earlier the Polish government has introduced many restrictions on the rise of the coronavirus epidemic:

From Sunday 15 March, the borders with the EU will be restored and Poland will be closed to most foreigners. International transport will not work: planes, trains. Only limited border crossing will operate for car and bus traffic.

Some foreigners will be able to come back to Poland:

  • spouses and children of Polish citizens,

  • people with a Pole’s Card,

  • persons with the right of permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Poland or a work permit.

The restriction is introduced for 10 days and can be extended for 20 and 30 days. All persons who return to Poland should be quarantined for 14 days.

At night from Friday (13.03) to Saturday (14.03), restrictions on shopping centre operations will apply (only grocery stores, pharmacies and laundries at the shopping centres will be open). For 14 days, with the option of extension, clubs, pubs, restaurants will be closed. Restaurants can, however, deliver food. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and the post office will remain open.

A ban on gathering over 50 people is introduced.

 

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KORONAWIRUS EN

Amount of infection with the 2019-nCoV coronavirus from Wuhan in Poland increase. Since foreign students may come from regions affected, the authorities of University of Business in Wrocław decided to take extra precautions. The security of the entire university community is most important to us.

  • We have asked students coming from countries where the virus is present to come to the university campus 2 weeks after arriving in Poland if they had no symptoms.

  • We have sent students information about the precautions they should take to reduce the risk of infection.

  • Stickers on how to wash your hands effectively will appear in toilets.

  • Dispensers with hand disinfectant will be suspended at the University.

  • Employees receive a computer keyboard cleaner at the reception. Everyone does it on their own.

  • We have introduced disinfection of door handles, handrails and elevator buttons on our University.

The incubation period for the coronavirus 2019-nCoV is from 2 to 14 days. The virus spreads typically via saliva droplets, respiratory system or contact.

What are the initial symptoms of coronavirus 2019-nCoV infection?

  • fever;

  • shakes;

  • fatigue;

  • cough;

  • pain in muscles, joints and headache;

  • gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, stomachache, diarrhea) are less common.

Full disease syndrome

  • dyspnea;

  • severe pneumonia;

  • acute respiratory distress syndrome;

  • generalized inflammatory reaction;

  • multi-organ failure.

What can you do to prevent infection?

 The World Health Organization (WHO) recalls recommendations that can help reduce the risk of infection.

  • Avoid contact with people who cough and have a fever.

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based disinfectant.

  • Use disposable tissues when sneezing or coughing. After use, throw away the handkerchief and wash your hands thoroughly.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • In case of developing an illness with fever,

visit a doctor and if you have been abroad, please inform him.

  • Stay away from markets with live animals or unprocessed meat.

  • Do not eat raw meat, dairy products or products of unknown origin.

 

Where can I track information about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus?

We advise you to track information coming from official sources and reliable sites:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

If you want to know how the virus is spreading at the moment, check out this interactive map:

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html

 

The World Health Organization has announced a state of a global public health threat in connection with the spread of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

WSH in Wrocław authorities keep following the unfolding events and the official announcements in case further measures are needed to be taken.