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Poland: Drivers stuck for hours at German border as checks remain in place due to COVID-1902:18

Poland: Drivers stuck for hours at German border as checks remain in place due to COVID-19

Poland, Zgorzelec
April 05, 2020 at 09:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drivers wanting to cross the German-Polish border were seen having to wait in long queues for checks on the normally open highway as authorities try to minimise the spread of coronavirus, as seen in Zgorzelec on Sunday.

Footage shows the traffic jam stretching to the horizon as border control officers check drivers' papers and enter their information into a database at the border crossing on the A-4 coming from German city Dresden.

Since March 15 the Polish government closed its borders to all apart from Polish citizens, freight traffic, and commuters, while instituting coronavirus checks for those groups.

According to the latest data published by the Johns Hopkins University, Poland reported nearly 3,400 coronavirus infection cases and 79 deaths.

Poland: Drivers stuck for hours at German border as checks remain in place due to COVID-1902:18
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Drivers wanting to cross the German-Polish border were seen having to wait in long queues for checks on the normally open highway as authorities try to minimise the spread of coronavirus, as seen in Zgorzelec on Sunday.

Footage shows the traffic jam stretching to the horizon as border control officers check drivers' papers and enter their information into a database at the border crossing on the A-4 coming from German city Dresden.

Since March 15 the Polish government closed its borders to all apart from Polish citizens, freight traffic, and commuters, while instituting coronavirus checks for those groups.

According to the latest data published by the Johns Hopkins University, Poland reported nearly 3,400 coronavirus infection cases and 79 deaths.

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