WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s government has declared the entire country a yellow zone, requiring the wearing of masks in all public places effective Saturday.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki made the announcement Thursday, after the number of cases of reached a record of nearly 4,300. There were 76 deaths.
The yellow zone rules allow no more than 75 persons at events, strict social distancing in restaurants that must close at 10 p.m., masks worn on public transportation and in cars, if the passengers not from one household.
Morawiecki says “strict adherence to the rules is a condition for an effective fight against the rise in the cases of infection.”
In the summer, Poland registered about 500-600 new cases daily.
The nation of 38 million has nearly 112,000 confirmed cases and almost 2,900 deaths.