Warsaw, October 24
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for Covid, his spokesman said on Saturday. Duda said he felt well despite positive and he apologised to everyone who must quarantine because they had contact with him.
Duda, 48, said in a recording published on Twitter that he was experiencing no Covid symptoms “but unfortunately, the test result is absolutely unambiguous”.
“I would like to apologise to all those who are exposed to quarantine procedures because of meeting me in recent days,” he said. “If I had had any symptoms of Covid, please believe me, all meetings would have been cancelled.”
Duda’s diagnosis comes amid a huge surge in new cases and virus-related deaths in Poland, a nation of 38 million that saw very low infection rates in the spring. Meanwhile, people are demonstrating in the country against the Covid restrictions. — AP