Polish President Andrzej Duda says he will not organize large election campaign meetings in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus, which has infected 17 people in the country. Poles are due to vote in May in a presidential election.
“I have made the decision that I will not organise large meetings in connection with my presidential campaign, because these are meetings that hundreds of people come to. It seems to me that the risk that this may lead to the spread of coronavirus is too great,” Polish President Duda.
Poland announced on Monday that it would introduce checks on its borders in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. However, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told a news conference called to announce the measures that it was too early to say what effect coronavirus could have on the elections.
The country of 38 million people has reported 17 cases of coronavirus. No one has died from the virus in Poland.