A number of Polish cities cancelled their New Year celebrations because of COVID-19

The authorities of a number of Polish cities have decided to cancel mass New Year celebrations because of the coronavirus proliferation. This was reported on Wednesday, October 21, on the website of the Polish Cultural Center in Kaliningrad.

Authorities of Warsaw, Poznan, Czestochowa, Gdansk, Gdynia and other cities have already declared about cancellation of celebrations.

Polish newspaper Wyborcza.pl with reference to the press secretary of Warsaw City Hall Karolina Galetskaya explained on October 17 that this decision was made for several reasons. First of all, mass gatherings of people promoted coronavirus. In addition, the holiday requires financial investments, and the pandemic has damaged the Polish economy.

It is noted that every year in Warsaw on Bankova Square on New Year’s Eve there was a festive concert with Polish and world artists.

Earlier, on October 19, it was reported that the national stadium in Warsaw will be converted into a field hospital for coronavirus patients. Polish authorities stated their readiness to deploy similar field hospitals in regions of the country.