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THL issues new face mask recommendations, as virus situation worsens

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL has issued new recommendations on wearing face masks, as the coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate. Overnight there were 91 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed around the country, with the biggest rises in...

Morning headlines: Thursday 24th September 2020

Decisions expected on face masks and travel Decisions are expected today on a new regional approach towards face masks, and also on restricting travel again with Sweden and Estonia. Public health officials are due to give their latest briefing on...

Covid-19 sniffer dogs start work at Helsinki Airport

Ten specially-trained dogs are starting work at Helsinki Airport, using their noses to sniff out passengers with Covid-19. It's part of the City of Vantaa's efforts to test new ways to reduce the spread of the virus, with the canine...

THL: Stay away from public places with Covid symptoms, as virus cases increase

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is urging anyone with even mild coronavirus symptoms to stay away from public spaces and gatherings. The warning comes as public health authorities record 93 new cases of Covid-19 in Finland and...

Nordic Defence Ministers meet, as Finland postpones major international exercise

Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen (SDP) is in northern Norway today, meeting with his counterparts from Sweden and Norway for talks. The trio are in Laksel, Lemmijoki, in northern Norway where they’ll discuss Nordic defence cooperation and regional security, as well as...

Survey: Most Finns consider their lives to be ecological and sustainable

Most Finns consider that they live an ecological life, according to a new survey carried out by e2 Research and the University of Vaasa. However this poses a challenge when it comes to climate change, if people already believe they're...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 23rd September 2020

New mask use recommendations in the pipeline The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is reportedly preparing tighter new recommendations on wearing masks - expanding their use from public transport to indoor public spaces. Public health officials have noted...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Unemployment rising, employment weakens New figures from Statistics Finland on Tuesday morning show the position of employment has weakened, while unemployment has risen compared with the year before. It's further evidence of the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on...

Investigators looking at weather, age of ship and maintenance after Viking Line ferry runs aground

Investigators from Otkes, the Finnish Safety Investigation Authority, are beginning their work into the circumstances of how the Viking Amorella ferry ran aground in Åland. Nobody was injured in the incident which happened around 12:50 on Sunday afternoon with the...

Morning headlines: Monday 21st September 2020

Investigation begins after ferry runs aground The Finnish Safety Investigation Authority Otkes will start an investigation into the circumstances of how the Viking Amorella ferry ran aground in Åland around 12:00 noon on Sunday. The 200 passengers and 80 crew...

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THL issues new face mask recommendations, as virus situation worsens

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL has issued new recommendations on wearing face masks, as the coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate. Overnight there...

Morning headlines: Thursday 24th September 2020

Decisions expected on face masks and travel Decisions are expected today on a new regional approach towards face masks, and also on restricting travel again...

President Niinistö at virtual UN: ‘Global challenges require global responses’

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has given a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly taking place this week in New York. However, because of travel...

Covid-19 sniffer dogs start work at Helsinki Airport

Ten specially-trained dogs are starting work at Helsinki Airport, using their noses to sniff out passengers with Covid-19. It's part of the City of Vantaa's...

THL: Stay away from public places with Covid symptoms, as virus cases increase

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is urging anyone with even mild coronavirus symptoms to stay away from public spaces and gatherings. The...

Nordic Defence Ministers meet, as Finland postpones major international exercise

Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen (SDP) is in northern Norway today, meeting with his counterparts from Sweden and Norway for talks. The trio are in Laksel, Lemmijoki,...

Survey: Most Finns consider their lives to be ecological and sustainable

Most Finns consider that they live an ecological life, according to a new survey carried out by e2 Research and the University of Vaasa. However...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 23rd September 2020

New mask use recommendations in the pipeline The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is reportedly preparing tighter new recommendations on wearing masks -...