Poland has 38 million residents [21]. Healthcare is funded through the National Health Fund, general taxation and private insurance. The GDP per capita is $15,423 [22], of which, 6.5% ($907) is spent on healthcare [23]. Poland has 2.4 physicians and 6.9 nurses and midwives per 1,000 people [25,26]. On 4th March 2020, Poland reported its first case of Covid-19 and a national lockdown was initiated on 15th March 2020, which included border closures to foreign nationals and a quarantine for returning citizens. Twenty-three hospitals were repurposed into infectious diseases hospitals for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection. A further 67 hospitals had an infectious disease ward available. As of 11 July 2020 Poland has had 37,216 Covid-19 infections and 1,562 related deaths [26].

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