A Polish government agency has announced plans to pour millions into research to help stop the global coronavirus pandemic. Pixabay LicenseImage by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The government-funded National Science Centre (NCN) has encouraged Poland’s research community to apply for special grants amid worldwide efforts to contain the viral outbreak. A total of PLN 10 million (EUR 2.2 million, USD 2.4 million) is up for grabs for researchers “who

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Russian forces in the Kaliningrad region bordering Poland were equipped with RS30 Smyerch missiles towards the end of last year, Russia’s Izvestia daily reported on Monday. Image: SpaceX-Imagery/Pixabay Pixabay License The newspaper said that according to experts, NATO anti-aircraft systems are not capable of intercepting the RS30 missiles. Izvestia reported that the deployment of the RS30 rocket artillery systems in Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania

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Poland's opposition calls to postpone the upcoming presidential elections that are due to take place on May 10, with a potential second round scheduled for May 24. Robert Biedroń, presidential candidate from the Left party, during a press conference in Warsaw on Saturday.Photo: PAP/Piotr Nowak After a long debate on a multi-billion relief plan, that lasted since Friday evening until early hours of Saturday morning, Polish MPs also adopted regulations

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The Polish parliament on Saturday adopted a multi-billion relief plan aiming to counteract losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic to the country's economy. Polish MPs debate the government's anti-crisis programmePhoto: PAP/Leszek Szymański The programme is to deliver a massive injection of funds from state coffers in order to protect jobs, help the country’s entrepreneurs and maintain the liquidity of businesses hit by the coronavirus. A total of 343 deputies voted to adopt

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A Belgian academic has slammed German media outlets over what he described as unfair coverage of how Poland has responded to the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a Polish website. David Engels.Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański David Engels, a Belgian historian, philosopher and academic with ties to Poland, has argued that various German news organisations have criticised the way Poland has been dealing with the crisis even though Germany appears

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Poland’s foreign ministry on Thursday summoned Russia's ambassador to protest at an “absurd” claim that Warsaw had refused to let Russian planes carrying aid to virus-struck Italy pass through Polish airspace, a news agency has reported. Photo: Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.gov.pl The foreign ministry said that Russia’s ambassador to Warsaw, Sergey Andreyev, was told that Poland was "outraged” at the accusation, according to Polish state news agency PAP. The

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In a team-up with the country's health ministry, Poland's Medical Research Agency (ABM) has launched work to find a vaccine against the spreading coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease. Photo: Belova59/pixabay.com Pixabay License Three Polish research centres – the Łukasiewicz Research Network/the Institute of Biotechnology and Antibiotics; the National Oncological Centre; and the Medical University in Wrocław, southwest Poland – have been selected to join the PLN 5

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Some 32,000 Poles have returned to their home country on special flights chartered by the government amid a coronavirus outbreak, national carrier LOT said on Tuesday. Photo: Sasin Tipchai/Pixabay Pixabay License They were flown home on 237 flights on Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 737-800 and Embraer planes, state news agency PAP reported. On Tuesday, the tenth day of the operation to bring Poles home from abroad, 11 special flights

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Another patient in Poland has died after contracting the coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll to eight, authorities said on Monday. A deserted highway in southern Poland amid a global coronavirus outbreak on Monday.Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz The 83-year-old man died in a hospital in the southern town of Tychy, the country’s health ministry said in a tweet. It added that the patient had been suffering from underlying medical conditions. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland rose by 59 on Monday,

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Thousands of volunteers have registered in a new app which aims help the elderly and those in quarantine during the coronavirus outbreak in Poland. Image: Tumisu/Pixabay Pixabay License People who need help can click on the icon of a volunteer near where they live. Helpers are offering to walk dogs, bring groceries and deliver drugs from a pharmacy. The IHELPYOU app is free and available in a range of languages,

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