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26 kwietnia 2021


Radio Gdansk News: Director Chloe Zhao became the first Asian-American woman in Oscar history to win the Best Director statuette

The film "Nomadland" made history at the Academy Awards last night after winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.

Director Chloe Zhao became the first Asian-American woman in Oscar history to win the Best Director statuette. Kathryn Bigelow, the only other female director to ever win an Oscar, won for the war drama "The Hurt Locker" nearly a decade ago.

With her performance in "Nomadland" Actor Frances McDormand now has three Oscars under her belt, including wins for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" in 2018 and the cult classic "Fargo" in 1997.

Sir Anthony Hopkins, who did not attend the events in LA, beat out the late Chadwick Boseman in the Best Actor category, despite Boseman being heavily favored for a post-humous win.

Disappointingly for Polish cinema fans, Dariusz Wolski, the cinematographer for "Nowiny ze świata" walked away empty-handed after Erik Messerschmidt took home the Best Cinematography award for the black and white auteur film "Mank".

Source: Radio Gdańsk, PAP

Coronavirus restrictions are being eased starting today in Pomerania and other regions of Poland with fewer COVID cases in response to a sustained decline in the number of new infections and deaths.

Beauty salons and hairdressers have been allowed to reopen, while primary schools will use a system of mixed in-person and online education for students in grades 1-3.

During an announcement made last week, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski told reporters that the loosening of the rules represented "...a very cautious step forward".

Tighter restrictions will remain in place for provinces with higher numbers of COVID cases, including the densely populated coal-mining region of Silesia and the central Łódzkie region.

Source: Radio Poland

The largest universal COVID-19 vaccination point has officially launched in the Sports Center of the Medical University of Gdańsk at ul. Dębowa 21.

The center will operate 6 days a week, with the capacity to vaccinate up to 4,000 people a day. According to Voivode Martin Drelich, one-third of Pomeranian inhabitants have already been vaccinated with a first dose, and more than 160,000 have had both doses administered. With the addition of the new universal vaccination point, officials hope to increase the daily vaccination capacity by 80 percent or more.

According to the Polish Health Polish Ministry, over 10 million (10,069,710) vaccines had been administered in Poland as of midday Saturday. As announced by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki last week, the government aims to inoculate all those who want to be vaccinated by the end of August.

Anyone eligible for a vaccine can register for an appointment by dialing 989 or by going to the website of the National Immunization Program. Registration for vaccination at the GUM Sports Center is also possible via the UCK hotline: 58-727-05-05 ext. 4. The hotline is open from Monday to Friday from 7 - 21 and on Saturdays from 9 - 21.

Source: Radio Gdańsk, Radio Poland

Polish athletes finished the European Wrestling Championships in Warsaw with an admirable haul of nine medals, including four silver and five bronze.

Mateusz Bernatek rounded out the list of Polish medalists by taking home the silver in the men’s 67 kg Greco-Roman event during the last day of the competition yesterday on Sunday.

Nearly 450 (444) male and female wrestlers from 39 countries competed for medals at the 2021 European Wrestling Championships, with the majority of events dominated by athletes from countries like Russia, Serbia, and Georgia.

Source: Radio Poland


Today will be mostly cloudy and cold, with a slight breeze coming in from the northwest and a chance of rain or snow midday. Temperatures will peak at a high of 6°C, or 42°F, dropping to a low of 1°C or 34°F overnight. Sunnier weather is expected tomorrow and Wednesday, with cold, wet weather returning on Thursday and Friday.

Elizabeth Peck/ap