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19 listopada 2021


Radio Gdansk News in English: Poland to increase number of available beds for covid patients

Poland is looking to increase the number of beds available for COVID-19 patients to nearly 35,000 in December according to the Polish health ministry.

By the end of November there will be 26 thousand beds. Speaking in Poznan, the minister of health that the situation in Poland is difficult, but compared to the situation in other European countries it is not the worst.

Source – Radio Gdańsk

A hospital in Słupsk will be offering a walk in vaccination drive this Saturday between 9am and 5pm. 

Vaccinations with preparations by Pfizer, Moderna and single-dose preparations by Johnson & Johnson will be organized in the building of the first hospital complex at ul. Hubalczyki 1 in Słupsk. The same hospital is also opening a new ward for covid-19 patients. The current one is already overcrowded.

Source – Radio Gdańsk

British soldiers will support Polish soldiers in service on the border with Belarus. The head of the Ministry of National Defense - met with the secretary of defense of Great Britain at the training ground in Bemowo Piskie.



The ministers expressed the hope that by the end of the month a company of British engineering forces will start service in Poland. The task of soldiers from Great Britain will be, among others, to repair the temporary fence: There are about 15,000 soldiers of the Polish Army and Territorial Defense Forces on the Polish-Belarusian border, who support the border guards and the police.

Source – Radio Gdańsk

From next year, waste entering Poland from abroad will be covered by the SENT system - announced the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

It is a system for monitoring the transport of sensitive goods administered by the National Revenue Administration. The Ministry is working on a relevant regulation, which is to be ready by the end of the year, said the deputy head of the ministry, Jacek Ozdoba: The head of the National Tax Administration, Magdalena Rzeczkowska, said that the SENT system eliminates the possibility of illegal activity in the trade of goods. In the last two years, around 10 million transport notifications have been accepted under the system. They are tracked from entering the country until unloading at the destination: The SENT system has been operating since 2017, and includes monitoring of the transport of, among others, alcohol, raw tobacco or fuel.

Source – Radio Gdańsk

"To Touch the Image" - the best short film at the American Anthropological Festival. The film was made as part of the research project of the Ethnography Department of the National Museum in Gdańsk called "Kashubian prostrations of the feretrons".

The American jury, made up of anthropologists and film scholars, takes into account the anthropological functions and values when selecting their works. The authors of the film "To Touch the Image" are Olga Blumczyńska and Barbara Ostrowska. They tell about how an ethnographer from Kashubia returns to her home town to see folk religiosity. He meets young Kashubians facing the challenge of saving the tradition of bowing down and dancing with holy images.

Source – Radio Gdańsk

In sport, Hubert Hurkacz lost in Turin the last match in the "red" group with German Alexander Zverev 2: 6, 4: 6.

Earlier, he also lost to Jannik Sinner in two sets and to Danił Medvedev in three. Iga Świątek finished the season in 9th place. For the third year in a row, Australian Ashleigh Barty is the best, who did not participate in the WTA Finals tournament. The Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka is in second place, and the winner from Guadalajara - Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, advanced from fifth to third. A drop by one position was recorded by Magda Linette, who is 57. 102nd - Magdalena Fręch, 154th - Katarzyna Kawa, 210th - Urszula Radwańska.

Polish sailors have medal chances at the World Championships in the Olympic 49th class.

After the third day of competition in Oman, three-time Olympians - Łukasz Przybytek and Paweł Kołodziński from AZS AWFiS Gdańsk, are in seventh place.

Poland has said it will close the Kużnica border crossing if Belarus does not stabilize the situation on its side of the border by November 21st.

A letter has been sent by the head of the Polish border guard to his Belarusian counterpart with this statement. The letter reminded that in recent attacks by migrants on police and soldiers has resulted in injuries to the Polish side in which the Belarusian side did not attempt to intervene to people throwing rocks and stun grenades. There is an important rail transit route through the border with containers coming mainly from China. It's is an important source of income for Belarusian railways.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Today will be a grey and drizzly day with gusty winds and temperatures reaching 11 degrees centigrade (52 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to 8 degrees overnight. Saturday will be cloudy in a moderate breeze with temperatures reaching 11 degrees during the day and 8 degrees overnight.



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