The Digest 15th March 2020

A Head Spinning Week

For details on Retail openings please read here

Today, unfortunately, is CoronaVirus coverage in a slightly different format than normal. We shall resume our regular Digest format, a roundup of the best Polish News stories in English, next Sunday.

Corona Virus Updates – Because of the obvious interest, we have searched for the most concise, authoritative and up to date status report on the virus in Poland, in English. Whilst many excellent outlets offer regular updates, we believe this Wikipedia page to be the best resource on the latest virus information and it’s progression. We believe context is important and few other resources offer this. We would stress that it may not be error free, so check other reputable outlets if you are particularly concerned.

National

A Poland status update – TVN

The Polish Travel Ban, Retail prohibitions etc – NotesfromPoland

International

How Europe is handling the Virus (Slightly out of date as it is 3 days old!) – Politico

Economy & Business

Economy to Contract – WarsawBusinessJournal

No Food Supply Panic – TheNews

Banks requested to postpone Mortgage/ Finance repayment schedules – TVN Video

Sport – Poland Friendlies to be held behind closed doors – TheNews

Featured Article 

Coronavirus & The Polish Economy – BigDoor24.pl – Just Easier

The Soviet Guide to surviving a Lockdown – Politico

Podcasts

The Krakcast Coronavirus Special

How Taiwan Contained the Virus – WorldView

Our Prize for the best English language coverage of The CoronaVirus in Poland goes to

Wroclaw Uncut – regular daily updates with concise, authoritative & informative articles. We would shake their hands .. if we could.

MythbusterFace Masks and more – TheGuardian

Things to do

The Postal service is, as of writing, still operating domestically so we would recommend the following Polish based, online English language Book sites

TheBooks.pl – Warsaw based with some free delivery options

The American Bookstore – Krakow based

Website we (don’t) likepokazwirusa.pl – A Polish Virus Dashboard.

Please remember – Science is a representation of the most up to date available human knowledge. Facebook is a profit orientated platform often times used for the dissemination of village idiot “facts”. You choose.

Have a safe Sunday,

Team Digest

The Digest is a weekly roundup of English language Polish news, delivered every Sunday at 10 a.m.

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