Poland’s incoming education minister tests positive for coronavirus

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s incoming education minister said on Monday he had tested positive for coronavirus, as new cases in Poland have continued to reach records over the past week.

Przemyslaw Czarnek, 43, announced he had been infected ahead of an event at the presidential palace, where President Andrzej Duda was expected to confirm new ministers after a government reshuffle announced last week.

“I was tested this morning due to a headache so as not to expose the President, the cabinet and other participants in today’s events. I feel good. Don’t underestimate the symptoms,” Czarnek, said in a tweet posted on Monday.

Poland on Saturday reached a record of new daily coronavirus infections. As of Monday, Poland had a total of 102,080 confirmed cases and 2,659 deaths.

“We do not expect the situation to change drastically in the coming days. We will likely be observing results at the level of

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‘COVID-19 IRL’: Western Washington University students use social media to educate incoming students

‘COVID-19 IRL’ (In Real Life) is a social media campaign started by Western Washington University students for students to help them learn about the coronavirus.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — With only 1,300 hundred of the normally 4,000 students living on campus returning this week, life is much quieter under coronavirus at Western Washington University (WWU).

But that doesn’t mean it’s any more calm.

“I’m definitely worried about school starting back up and what thousands of students moving back up to Bellingham means for the community and for COVID infection rates,” said grad student Hunter Stuehm.

Stuehm is a member of student government at WWU.

He said 90% of students surveyed said they wear masks and social distance while in public, but that number drops to 40% when they’re with friends and family. 

“It’s frustrating to see young people not being responsible,” he said. “That behavior is inappropriate and inexcusable, but I

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