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Morning headlines: Friday 4th December 2020

PM urges coordinated vaccine action at UN meeting  Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has told a United Nations meeting on the coronavirus crisis that the length of time it takes to recover from the global pandemic "depends on our actions now."...

Restaurant restrictions tighten, as Covid-19 cases surge

The government is putting in place new restrictions on restaurants and bars from Saturday, as it warns there's a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases across the country. The new restrictions are specifically for regions which have entered the...

Vaccine roll-out plans: “Next year we can get to a more normal situation”

Finland is likely to receive an initial batch of 3.6 million doses of a new Covid-19 vaccine, enough to inoculate 1.8 million people say officials. Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) joined public health experts on Thursday to...

Morning headlines: Thursday 3rd December 2020

More vaccine strategy details expected  The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and THL, are expected to give more details this morning about the roll-out strategy for Covid-19 vaccines. Krista Kiuru (SDP) the Minister of Family and Basic Services is holding...

Poll: Finns – mostly young people – have doubts about coronavirus vaccine

A new survey by MTV News finds a large number of Finns have doubts about getting a coronavirus vaccine, with just over a third completely sure about getting the inoculation. There's particular high levels of doubt among young people, worried...

Stora Enso plant in Oulu becomes coronavirus hotspot 

The Stora Enso paper mill in Oulu has become a Covid-19 hotspot after 150 workers there were found to have the virus. Around 1,700 contractors are working to turn the paper mill into into a packaging board plant, at two...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Stora Enso plant becomes coronavirus hotspot  The Stora Enso paper mill in Oulu has become a Covid-19 hotspot after 150 workers there were found to have the virus. Around 1,700 contractors are working to turn the paper mill into into...

Red Cross: Coronavirus increases food poverty in Finland

The Red Cross has warned of the growing need for food aid in Finland as the coronavirus crisis impacts the financial situation of many people and leaves them unable to afford to feed themselves or their families. Thousands of people...

THL: Quarter of all coronavirus infections in speakers of foreign languages

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL says that a quarter of all Covid-19 infections in the country have been detected in people who speak a language other than Finnish, Swedish or Sámi. Public health officials say there can...

Independence Day flag-raising moves to Hämeenlinna

A decades-old tradition of flag-raising on Independence Day is being shifted out of the capital this year. The event is usually held in Helsinki’s Tähtitorninmäki but because of the coronavirus situation will be exceptionally held in Hämeenlinna this year instead,...

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Restaurant restrictions tighten, as Covid-19 cases surge

The government is putting in place new restrictions on restaurants and bars from Saturday, as it warns there's a surge in the number of...

Espresso House offers new ‘Netflix’-style unlimited drinks option

One of the biggest coffee shop chains in Finland, Espresso House, is launching the Nordic region's first an all-you-can-drink option for customers - which...

Environmental group criticises Fortum’s new carbon neutral target

Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum says it plans to make all its operations carbon neutral by 2050. The new goal is outlined in the company's...

Vaccine roll-out plans: “Next year we can get to a more normal situation”

Finland is likely to receive an initial batch of 3.6 million doses of a new Covid-19 vaccine, enough to inoculate 1.8 million people say...

Police investigate Oulu councilor’s video broadcast

Police in Oulu say they’re investigating a suspected incident of threatening language and defamation by city councilor Junes Lokka. The alleged incident took place during the time of...

Morning headlines: Thursday 3rd December 2020

More vaccine strategy details expected  The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and THL, are expected to give more details this morning about the roll-out...

Finland to slash Afghanistan troop deployment

The Finnish Defence Forces says its cutting the number of troops deployed to Afghanistan, with two-thirds set to come home. There are currently 60 Finnish...

Poll: Finns – mostly young people – have doubts about coronavirus vaccine

A new survey by MTV News finds a large number of Finns have doubts about getting a coronavirus vaccine, with just over a third...