The list of counties that will enter the red zone from Saturday, October 17, has increased to 152, and includes 11 voivodeship cities. This group includes Warsaw, Gdańsk, Gdynia, Kraków, Poznań and Łódź. The red zone also includes, among others, Rzeszów, Bydgoszcz, Toruń, Lublin, Przemyśl, Białystok, Tarnów, Nowy Sącz, Siedlce, Skierniewice, Słupsk, Częstochowa, Ruda Śląska, Olsztyn.
The government is also introducing new restrictions in the yellow and red zones, informed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
"Our strategic goals are to take care of the health and life of Poles, especially the elderly, while maintaining the efficiency of health protection and maintaining the economy and jobs. That is why I appeal to 'stay at home' and do work remotely. I appeal to employers to introduce such solutions in their companies,” PM said.
The new restrictions in the yellow and red zones are a kind of indirect way to avoid a complete lockdown. The restrictions will apply from October 19.
In the yellow zone, catering activities will be allowed from 6 to 21. Outside of these hours it is possible to serve meals only to take away. In public transport, it will only be possible to take 50 percent or 30 percent of all seats. Weddings will be limited to 20 people, without the possibility of dancing. A maximum of 25 people, in turn, in religious ceremonies may participate max. 1 person in 4 sqm. Swimming pools, aqua parks and gyms will be closed. Teaching in secondary and higher education will be hybrid.