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News Now Finland begins national cooperation project to share accurate coronavirus journalism

News Now Finland has joined forces with a number of the country's leading regional newspapers to share accurate journalism about coronavirus in English. The cooperation began on Friday, and sees a daily round-up of national Covid-19 news shared with seven...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 3rd April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest: 1,615 coronavirus cases, 20 deaths - information letters sent out. Rescued: Behind the scenes as 100 stranded Finns are flown home from India. Kela re-opens helplines in...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland looks at anonymous data from mobile phones using Google location services, and shows that over...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Finnair and diplomats...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The move affects 560 people, and while a maximum of 50 staff can be switched...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic extremist movements, cyber espionage and terror attacks. Supo says the threat of terrorism in Finland remains...

Morning headlines: Thursday 2nd April 2020

Jan Vapaavuori: Reaching out to Helsinki's international, elderly communities The Mayor of Helsinki has launched a series of live online updates to city residents to keep them informed with the most accurate information and advice during the coronavirus crisis. Jan Vapaavuori...

Jan Vapaavuori interview: I’m reaching out to international, marginalised and isolated city residents

The corridors and public spaces of Helsinki City Hall are rather empty these days. With many staff working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the building is so quiet it makes you instinctively want to whisper. But in the late...

Coronavirus round-up: Wednesday 1st April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: 1,446 confirmed cases / 17 deaths reported; Government promises to double the number of daily Covid-19 tests; Police say beware of coronavirus scammers President's Kultaranta summer discussions to...

Finland vows to increase coronavirus testing, beefs up crisis coordination unit

The Finnish Government says it will increase coronavirus testing, and strengthen the crisis coordination unit that's taking the lead on tackling the pandemic. At a Wednesday press conference, Minister of Social Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) says that public health authorities will...

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First coronavirus cases detected in Finnish nursing homes

The first confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Finnish nursing homes. Three elderly residents have died at a care home in the Ylä-Savon...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 3rd April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest: 1,615 coronavirus cases, 20 deaths - information letters sent out. Rescued: Behind...

Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...