Wrocław Coronavirus Update: May 16th

Today’s coronavirus update includes news on redundancies at Ryanair, a new celebrity-owned restaurant, and the reopening of a Śnieżka mountain trail. 

As the coronavirus crisis develops, the news is coming thick and fast. Here are just some of the local and national coronavirus stories that have broken in the last 24 hours:

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wrocław rises to 549

According to Gazeta Wrocławska’s live feed, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wrocław has increased from 547 to 549 since our last update.

The number of people who have died from coronavirus in Wrocław has also risen. A 48-year-old woman died due to the virus yesterday, taking the total death toll to 33. 

Across Poland, the coronavirus case count currently stands at 18,016. Meanwhile, 6,918 people in the country have recovered from COVID-19.

907 people have sadly died in Poland as a result of the virus.


59% of Ukrainians put off work in Poland due to quarantine rules

A survey conducted by the Gremi Personal employment agency has found that a noticeable majority of potential Ukrainian migrants have been dissuaded from working in Poland due to the mandatory 14-day quarantine. 

The agency say that many Ukrainians do not have the financial means to fund their own quarantine, making it impossible to cross the border into Poland for work.

TV and Radio personality to open new restaurant in Wrocław

Opening a new restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic certainly isn’t an easy task. However, that’s what TV and radio presenter Kuba Wojewódzki is doing here in Wrocław

The TVN talk show star is set to open a second branch of his Niewinni Czarodzieje 2.0 restaurant together with well known restaurateur Józef Krawczyk. 

The restaurant will replace Sukiennice 7 and is supposed to open next month. 

Could Poland enjoy some of the highest economic growth in Europe after the crisis?

Marcin Czaplicki, an Assistant Professor at Warsaw School of Economics, has put forward the argument that Poland can enjoy a healthy rebound from the economic shock caused by coronavirus. 

You can find the reasons for Czaplicki’s optimism in his article on the Notes From Poland website

KO change candidate for the presidential election

Poland’s main opposition grouping have opted to change their candidate for the next presidential election.

Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, the previous candidate, has suffered horribly in the polls lately. That prompted people in the party to make a change, and she has been replaced by Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw.

Path to summit of Śnieżka reopens

It is once again possible to walk to the top of Mt . Śnieżka

The red path up the mountain is open. However, the borders are still closed, so it is not possible to go to the Czech side.

Ryanair to make some staff in Wrocław redundant

Ryanair have announced that 250 of their staff will be made redundant in its offices in Dublin, London, Madrid and Wroclaw.

Further job losses and staff pay cuts are due to be announced before the end of the month. 

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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