Restaurants ready as Poland lifts more pandemic restrictions

Many restaurants in Poland are ready to welcome customers inside following months of lockdown restrictions that deeply undercut business

WARSAW, Poland — Many restaurants in Poland prepared to welcome customers inside Friday following months of lockdown restrictions that deeply undercut business.

But some businesses did not have enough staff to to revive their activity since many employees were paid off during the closure and retrained for new jobs.

Along with eateries, sports facilities could open doors to visitors up to half their normal capacity starting Friday, while outdoor event can gather up to 250 people plus ones who have had both COVID-19 shots.

Primary and middle school students will be allowed to return to classrooms on Monday.

The number of new daily cases reported in Poland, a nation of 39 million, fell from almost 30,000 at one point in April to just over 1,000 now. The April spike prompted the government to introduce strict lockdown measures.

Among the restrictions still in force is a 50% limit on hotel guests.

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