Poland to aid Covid-19 affected companies with another USD 9,5 bln

The Polish government wants to launch a new support package worth 35 billion zlotys ($ 9.5 billion) for companies that have suffered from the partial quarantine introduced in the context of the latest pandemic wave, DPA reports.

The aid will be targeted mainly at companies that were ”particularly affected by the virus in October, November and December” and has already received European Commission approval, Prim Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says.

Poland has reimposed a number of measures to combat the pandemic, including the closure of gyms and indoor swimming pools, as well as a ban on hotel use, except for business travel.

Some of the restrictions on shopping malls were lifted in the run-up to Christmas, but will be reintroduced shortly after the holidays.

Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, Poland has offerd companies aids worth 150 billion zlotys, of which almost 61 billion zlotys in the form of direct liquidity injections.