On Monday (8 June), Poland recorded 599 new cases of coronavirus, a new daily record since the beginning of the pandemic.
At the same time, almost all social restrictions have been abandoned, as masks in public places are not required and most restaurants and cafes are open.
Meanwhile, a new candidate in the presidential race and mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, appears to be in ‘blitz mode’, collecting signatures in order to register his candidacy ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for 28 June.
Candidates are required to collect 100,000 signatures, but Trzaskowski and his party, PO, which happens to be the largest opposition party, are conducting a show of force in many of Poland’s cities to collect as much as they can and show that Trzaskowski is the frontrunner among opposition candidates.
As of Monday evening, he collected approximately 1.5 million signatures. (Łukasz Gadzała | EURACTIV.pl)