Officials in Poland switch to remote working

Staff in public administration and local government offices in Poland will from Tuesday be working remotely for two weeks in the latest move to battle the coronavirus epidemic.

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

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Senior managers can decide to exempt staff performing “essential duties” from the new rules.

The regulations have been introduced after Poland last week reported a record rise in COVID-19 infections for five days in a row.

Remote working has become the norm for employees in many sectors of the economy.

Secondary schools and universities throughout the country switched to distance learning last month, though primary schools are still providing in-person instruction to younger pupils.

On Monday Poland reported 15,578 new coronavirus infections and 92 more deaths, figures which indicated a slowdown in the daily rate of fresh cases.

In an unusual move aimed to prevent the virus spreading, the government ordered cemeteries to be closed from Saturday to Monday.

All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2 are when millions of Poles usually visit the graves of their loved ones.

(pk)

Source: PAP

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