WARSAW, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Poland's government is
considering a proposal to lift a ban on Sunday trade to ease
crowding in the rest of the week amid a sharp rise in
coronavirus cases, a senior official said on Wednesday.
"Such proposals are coming up. We are analysing them. We are
in such a situation that we cannot rule out any solution," the
prime minister's Chief of Staff, Michal Dworczyk, told Wirtualna
He said a smaller party made the proposal in Tuesday's talks
on the crisis between the prime minister and opposition groups.
Poland partially banned Sunday trade in 2018 and tightened
rules since then to allow trade on only a few Sundays this year.
Poland announced new restrictions on Saturday to curb the
spread of the coronavirus after record infections were reported
for a fifth successive day. New measures include setting aside
special shopping hours for senior citizens.
Dworczyk said further measures could be announced.
(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko and Pawel Florkiewicz;
Editing by Edmund Blair)