WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland recorded a record high number of new coronavirus infections for the second day in a row on Thursday as the prime minister announced details of tougher restrictions on the strike period.
The Ministry of Health said it had recorded more than 34,000 new cases, thousands more than the nearly 30,000 that set a record on Wednesday. There were 520 new deaths.
Elsewhere in the region, Hungary, which has had the highest per capita income in the world in recent days, set a new daily death record of 252 on Thursday.
It kills nearly 19,000 people in less than 10 million countries.
Officials in Poland say this “third wave” of the epidemic is due to a highly contagious virus first found in Britain, which now accounts for the majority of new cases.
In most of Central Europe, vaccines are spreading very slowly to stem the tide.
In Poland, the numbers are coming because the government has made it easier for people to get tested for COVID-19 by relinquishing its previous requirement to see a doctor and allowing people to take the test online.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiczyk is due to announce details of new restrictions on Thursday, which will take effect the week after Easter.
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