Duda, 48, holds a primarily ceremonial function, however has the facility to veto laws. He’s an ally of the ruling nationalist Legislation and Justice (PiS) occasion.
“The president is a younger man, I believe that he’ll cross the an infection with out issues,” Deputy Well being Minister Waldemar Kraska instructed non-public radio RMF.
He added that he expects that each one individuals who had contact with Duda in current days might be quarantined. This could embody Swiatek, he mentioned.
Extra restrictions to curb the unfold of the virus got here into drive on Saturday, together with a two-week shutdown of eating places and bars. Colleges will stay open, however solely youngsters as much as third grade will attend, with older college students shifting to distance studying.
The federal government despatched textual content messages on Saturday morning to Poles, urging them to remain residence and assist aged individuals.
The federal government has additionally banned public gatherings of greater than 5 individuals.
Regardless of this, hundreds poured onto streets on Friday evening to protest over a ruling on Thursday by the Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion within the predominantly Roman Catholic nation.
The Well being Ministry reported 153 coronavirus deaths on Friday, taking the full toll to 4,172. Poland has reported a complete of 228,318 circumstances.
The well being care system has begun to buckle underneath the load of mounting infections, forcing the federal government to arrange area hospitals.
The ruling nationalists have confronted criticism in current days from the opposition that the nation shouldn’t be ready sufficient for the second coronavirus wave. Current opinion polls have proven a drop in help for each PiS and Duda.