The coronavirus in Poland is now a fact – the first COVID-19 infection was officially confirmed on 4 March. The arrival of the virus in Poland has coincided with adoption of a legislative Act intended to streamline public health measures, among other areas by granting more powers to employers.

On 2 March, the lower chamber of Polish parliament sat in a special session devoted to the coronavirus crisis. Poland is weighing her options in the event that the epidemiological risk materialises. The first days of March then brought, in rapid succession, the first, second, and third readings of the draft statute regarding COVID-19 containment, prevention, and crisis management. On 3 March, the draft law, as adopted by the Sejm, was passed on to the President and to the Senate (...)


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