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06 czerwca 2021

12:10

RG News in English: Poland confirms 415 new coronavirus cases, 38 more deaths

Poland on Saturday reported 415 new coronavirus infections and 38 more deaths, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 2,874,824 and fatalities to 74,139.
Of the new confirmed cases, the most - 54 - were in the western province of Wielkopolskie, which is home to the major city of Poznań. The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 30 people with pre-existing medical conditions and eight who died directly because of COVID-19, the Polish health ministry said. On April 8th, the country reported its highest daily toll of 954 deaths related to the coronavirus. On April 1st, the Polish health ministry confirmed just over 35,000 new single-day cases, the most since the pandemic hit the country more than a year ago.

Source – Polskie Radio


Polish star Iga Świątek has continued her winning streak at the French Open tennis tournament, overcoming Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit in a display of determination.

The 20-year-old Pole, who is defending her women's singles title in Paris, defeated Kontaveit 7-6, 6-0 in the third round on Saturday. Świątek looked in trouble in the early part of the encounter, but battled her way back to claim her tenth match in a row without losing a set. Świątek won last year's French Open to claim her maiden Grand Slam title, becoming the first Pole to lift a Grand Slam singles trophy. 

Source – Polskie Radio


President Andrzej Duda has urged Poles to support the arts by heading to the cinema and theatre following a loosening of coronavirus restrictions.

Writing on Twitter, the president wrote "Polish culture and its institutions need a return to normality. Cinemas, theatres, operas and other artistic events are waiting for audiences. Please support them with your attendance". Cinemas, theatres, operas and philharmonics in Poland were allowed to reopen on May 21 at half capacity as the government eased rules designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. The move came amid a fall in fresh infections. Listeners and viewers must, however, observe sanitary precautions. They are not allowed to consume food or drinks while watching a show.

Source – Polskie Radio


The national polish rail carrier, PKP, will this evening add an additional train service from Gdynia to Warsaw in response to large numbers of tourists visiting the city this weekend.

The special designated train, IC5120 will depart from Gdynia Główna at 19.40 with a 300 person capacity. A spokesperson said that if demand requires it, more carriages may be added to the train. The extended service train will stop at Sopot at 19.48, Gdańsk Główny at 20.03, with further stops at Tczew, Malbork and others along the way. The train will arrive in Warsaw at 23.30.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Weather

Today will be another gloriously sunny day with a gentle breeze and temperatures of 21 degrees centigrade (70 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to 10 degrees overnight. Monday and onwards will continue sunny with a gentle breeze and temperatures will again reach 21 degrees during the day and 8 degrees overnight.
 
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