Polish PM in quarantine after contact with COVID-19

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has gone into quarantine after he had contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Tuesday.
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Polish PM in quarantine after contact with COVID-19
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Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives on the second day of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium on October 2, 2020. 

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has gone into quarantine after he had contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Tuesday.

"I found out that on Friday I had contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of that and in accordance with sanitary procedures I am going into quarantine," Morawiecki said in a video posted on social media.

"I am in constant contact with my colleagues and the government is working normally."

It is unclear if Morawiecki will participate in the European Union summit on Thursday and Friday.

"The decision will be taken by the sanitary inspectorate and doctors following tests," a spokesman told Reuters. He added that to his knowledge Morawiecki has not been tested since he had the contact on Friday.

The EU summit is the self-imposed UK deadline for a Brexit trade deal.

Poland reported 5,068 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, only the second time the figure has passed 5,000 in a 24-hour period since the pandemic began.

The European Union member state announced new restrictions on Saturday to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus after reporting record infections for a fifth successive day.

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