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Poland may see up to 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day next week - minister


WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland may see up to 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day at the start of next week if the pandemic continues spreading at its current pace, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said on Monday.

He added that the government wanted private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients.

Poland has recorded multiple new records in daily cases and deaths in recent weeks, with doctors reporting shortages of personnel, hospital beds and equipment. The government plans to launch a temporary hospital at a Warsaw stadium and also in other regions of the country.

(Reporting by Marcin Goclowski and Alan Charlish, Writing by Agnieszka Barteczko; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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