Germany raises Poland to high risk coronavirus country

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk in the centre of Warsaw, Poland February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday it was classifying Poland as a “high incidence area” of COVID-19 from Sunday.

“Poland is very severely affected by COVID-19,” the ministry said on its website, pointing to an incidence exceeding 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days.

“Non-essential, tourist travel to Poland is warned against due to high infection rates,” it added.

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