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Coronavirus in Kraków: Latest Info & Updates

22 Apr 2021

How many cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are there in Kraków?

The current rate of infection of Coronavirus in Kraków and the surrounding voivodeship of Małopolska (ENG: Lesser Poland) is between 696 and 1,075 new daily cases

As of now, there are a reported 286,301 active cases of Coronavirus in the whole of Poland. There have been a total of 2,731,256 people infected in Poland since March 4 2020. 64,168 people have died from Coronavirus in Poland.
Closed restaurant on Kraków's Rynek during the lockdown in May 2020.

NOTE: Since 24 November 2020, the Polish Ministry of Health has changed the format of available information for current COVID-19 cases, focusing on daily new cases. For this reason, it is incredibly difficult to provide an accurate number for current COVID-19 cases per voivod. In addition, since mid-October 2020, the Polish Ministry of Health has purposefully been testing less (there is even less on weekends) to bring down their daily averages. For this reason, it is even more difficult to assess the rate of new Coronavirus cases in Poland.

The cities and their surrounding voivodships with the highest number of cases are the capital Warsaw (read more) followed by Katowice (read more).

Obviously, given the rapid exponential spread of the virus, the exact number of cases is difficult to calculate and constantly being updated. Check this live updated global map by John Hopkins University or follow the Polish Ministry of Health on Twitter @MZ_GOV_PL.

Read the latest on the Coronavirus in WARSAW.
Read the latest on the Coronavirus in GDAŃSK.
Read the latest on the Coronavirus in WROCŁAW.
Read the latest on the Coronavirus in POZNAŃ.
Read the latest on the Coronavirus in KATOWICE.
Read the latest on the Coronavirus in ŁÓDŹ.
 


NEW SAFETY RULES (March 27 - 9 April):

New restrictions have been announced by the Polish Governemnt over Easter 2021:
TYPE OF BUSINESS: RESTRICTION DETAILS:
✅ Places of Religious Worship Limit of 1 person per 20m²
✅ Retail Outlets, Markets, Post Offices Limit of 1 person per 15m² in shops up to 100m²
Limit of 1 person per 20m² in shops over 100m²
❌ Trade Shopping Centers and Malls (with some exceptions) are to be closed, as well as 'large format' furniture and construction
❌ Kindergartens and Nurseries Closed, with the exception of childcare for parents working in medical and law enforcement professions
❌ Sport Facilities Closed, except for limited use by sport professionals
 

What is happening for Easter in Kraków during Coronavirus?

With the restrictions that the Polish Ministry of Health has put in place to deal with the pandemic, Easter celebrations in Kraków in 2021 look a little different than usual. Fortunately, the Emaus fair in Salwator and the more pagan-focused Rękawka Festival will continue with some contingencies in place. Likewise, the annual palm competition in Lipnica Murowana, 30km east of Kraków, is still going ahead. Unfortunately, the very popular Kraków Easter Fair has been cancelled. For more about Easter traditions in Poland, read our article: Easter in Kraków.

Easter celebrations in Poland will look a little different in 2021.


Poland-wide Coronavirus Restrictions until March 28:

✅ Hotels - accessible to all, but must maintain strict sanitary rules (50% of rooms are permitted to open, meals can only be served in rooms, at guests' request. Hotel restaurants - closed).
✅ Cinemas, theaters, operas and concert halls reopened - a maximum of 50% of the seats may be occupied during cultural events. Masks are obligatory. Prohibition of alcohol consumption.
✅ Pools are allowed to open.
❌ Water parks will remain closed.
✅ Ski Slopes will remain open.
✅ Outdoor pitches, courts, etc. will remain open - amateur outdoor sport may be resumed.
❌ Gyms remain closed.
🥡 Restaurants - as before - will be able to provide take-out and delivery meals.
🧖‍♀️ Saunas, massage parlors, Turkish baths, steam baths, solariums - open according to strict sanitary rules.
✅ Health resorts - activities can be resumed on March 11.
😷 It is forbidden to cover the mouth and nose with plastic faceshields, scarfs etc. The ministry of health recommends using surgical masks!

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