The Minister of Health, Łukasz Szumowski commented on the matter by saying:
"We are far from optimism, but nevertheless in other parts of the country the epidemiological situation is much better than in Silesia. At the moment crisis staff is working there tirelessly, there are also members of crisis staff in all of the mines. As you know, I have asked Chief Sanitary Inspector Jarosław Pinkas to personally assess the situation in Silesia. I am in constant contact with the voivode. We are being greatly assisted by the army there, and Minister Błaszczak, Minister of National Defense, also allocated forces to help collect swabs for testing. Not only Silesia, but Masovia is also noting a high number of confirmed cases, however there are provinces in Poland that have reported very few cases. Therefore, we must focus on all regions in Poland individually and direct resources accordingly. That is why I asked Mr. Pinkas to send sanitary inspectors to Silesia and conduct epidemic investigations there as soon as possible. We know that the sooner we locate an infected person and their contacts, the fewer people will become infected with the disease. There are regions in Poland that have a very high number of cases, and there are regions that have a low number of new cases. I believe that in the next few days we will see what the strict control of the epidemiological situation in Silesia will bring, and then we will decide whether to divide aid into two streams or help all of Poland simultaneously".
Author: Michał Wyrzyk
Source: Poland Daily