Poland’s President, Andrzej Duda has tested positive for COVID-19, an aide confirmed on Saturday.
The Secretary of State in the president’s office, Blazej Spychalski who announced this via Twitter, noted that the 48-year-old leader is in quarantine and feeling well.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, as recommended President @AndrzejDuda was tested yesterday (Friday) for the presence of coronavirus. The result turned out to be positive. The President is fine,” Spychalski tweeted.
While it cannot be ascertained when the President got infected, he had on Monday attended an investment forum in Tallinn where he met with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev according to reports.
Meanwhile, Poland has tightened its virus curbs to prevent a spike in infections, which have exceeded 242,000 including 4,351 deaths.
As part of the measures, children under the age of 16 are only allowed to go outside with an adult, while people over the age of 70 are advised to stay indoors.
Restaurants, cafes, and bars are allowed to only offer takeaway services for the next two weeks.
Authorities have also decided to limit gatherings and events to a maximum of five people.