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Poland PM not ruling out state of emergency as coronavirus cases spike

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a news conference as the country grapples with a sharp spike in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, in Warsaw, Poland October 8, 2020. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland does not rule out introducing a state of emergency if coronavirus cases continue to grow, Poland’s Prime Minister said on Thursday as the country saw another record daily spike in new cases.

“If the situation continues to escalate and there will be a necessity to introduce new measures, we don’t exclude the possibility,” Mateusz Morawiecki said when asked if Poland could introduce a state of emergency.

Morawiecki added that virus restrictions for schools might need to become to be stricter.

Reporting by Alan Charlish and Agnieszka Barteczko, Writing by Joanna Plucinska; Editing by Toby Chopra