After new cases reaches a record 8,099 cases in a single day, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announces new restrictions in Warsaw and other major cities that considered a "red" zone from October 17. All secondary schools in those areas will be closed, restaurants will close at 9 p.m. local time, weddings will be banned and there will be stricter limits on the numbers of people allowed in shops and on public transport and at religious services.
European Commission President Donald Tusk testifies in Warsaw about the disaster which killed 96 including then-President Lech Kaczynski. Tusk was Prime Minister at the time. He is locked in disputes with Law and Justice over the crash.
Law and Justice's Jarosław Kaczyński, twin brother of ex-President Lech, calls off Marches of Remembrance held in Warsaw every month since the disaster, saying they are not needed owing to the new monument.
Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister of Poland, is chosen as the President of the European Council, while Federica Mogherini is chosen as the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Voters in Poland go to the polls for a parliamentary election, with Prime Minister Donald Tusk's Civic Platform – Polish People's Party coalition becoming the first government to be reelected since Poland transitioned to democracy in 1989.