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Poland Poised to Reopen Economy in May With Pandemic Abating

  • Restaurants, schools, gyms, malls will gradually reopen
  • New virus cases have slowed but death toll remains high
Trams pass near skyscrapers and office blocks in Warsaw.

Trams pass near skyscrapers and office blocks in Warsaw.

Photographer: Lukasz Sokol/Bloomberg
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Poland announced an extensive easing of restrictions to help its virus-weary economy after the country turned the corner on the latest surge in the coronavirus pandemic.

Poland, the second-worst place to live during the pandemic after Brazil in Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking, will next month open hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. All students will return to schools from May 29, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday.