POLISH President Andrzej Duda apologised yesterday after testing positive for coronavirus.
Duda, 48, said that he was experiencing no COVID-19 symptoms “but unfortunately, the test result is absolutely unambiguous.”
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He said: “I would like to apologize to all those who are exposed to quarantine procedures because of meeting me in recent days.
“If I had had any symptoms of coronavirus, please believe me, all meetings would have been cancelled.”
Duda’s result was first announced by minister Blazej Spychalski.
He said on Twitter: “The president yesterday was tested for the presence of coronavirus. The result turned out to be positive.
“The president is fine. We are in constant contact with the relevant medical services.”
It comes as the country imposed new restrictions to curb the spread of the bug, as infections soared by 13,632 on Friday.
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