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Morning headlines: Friday 16th October 2020

VTT study: disposable masks can be washed and re-used A new study by scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre found that in some circumstances it's possible to wash disposable face masks, and for them to still be effective afterwards....

New coronavirus rules: Work from home, restrict leisure activities and no parties for more than 10 people

The government has unveiled new recommendations on how to slow the spread of Covid-19 as the number of cases increases in all parts of the country. The headline advice is that all public sector employees should work remotely until January...

THL: Coronavirus hospital admissions “more than doubled” since 1st October

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL says the number of new coronavirus cases has "increased significantly" in the last month and that the number of patients in hospital "has more than doubled since the end of September." Although...

Morning headlines: Thursday 15th October 2020

More coronavirus restrictions up for discussion today Government ministers will look again today at what new measures might need to be put in place to slow the spread of the new wave of coronavirus infections around the country. On the...

Prosecutor opens preliminary investigation into police pepper spray incident

UPDATE 15.10.20 - The Parliamentary Ombudsman says they will *not* investigate 15 complaints about police conduct in this case, while there's an active preliminary investigation underway. --- The Prosecutor General's office is opening a preliminary investigation into an incident earlier this...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Vote of no confidence in Krista Kiuru Members of Parliament will get to have a vote of no confidence in the Minister for Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) today. The measure has been brought by opposition parties, lead by...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 13th October 2020

Finnish research finds antibodies remain for four months New research carried out by THL and the City of Helsinki finds that patients who get coronavirus retain their antibodies for four months afterwards. A total of 39 families were including in...

City bikes replacing public transport during coronavirus crisis

City bike users in the capital city region have changed the way they cycle this year, even though use of the distinctive yellow bikes has dropped by 20% during the coronavirus epidemic. According to an HSL survey, one third of...

Study: Women arriving for family reunification slower to find work

Migrant women arriving in Finland for family reunification are slower to find work than other new arrivals - with the opposite being true for men. That's the findings of a new study by THL, Kela and several universities, which looked...

Morning headlines: Monday 12th October 2020

Women arriving through family reunification slower to find work Migrant women arriving in Finland through family reunification are slower to find work than other new arrivals - with the opposite being true for men who come via family reunification. That's...

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Ministry: Regional measures have slowed the spread of coronavirus

Experts from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs say the growth in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Finland has slowed down...

Morning headlines: Thursday 22nd October 2020

Handling China: Lessons to learn as Finland stands up to China  Finland and China are marking 70 years of diplomatic relations this month, but the...

Handling Beijing: Nordic and EU lessons to be learned as Finland stands up to China

Finland and China are marking 70 years of diplomatic relations this month, but the anniversary comes with a diplomatic bump in the road, as...

Toxic smoke alert as huge fire burns Turku industrial property

Residents living in the area near a large fire in Turku have been warned about toxic smoke billowing from the scene of the blaze. An...

Hackers hold patient information for ransom in psychotherapy data breach

A company that offers psychotherapy to thousands of patients across Finland says it's been the victim of a data breach, with the personal information...

HS poll: Sanna Marin’s Social Democrats remain on top

A new poll published by Helsingin Sanomat takes a look at the popularity of Finland's political parties and asks potential voters who they would...

New rules for restaurants, nightclubs and bars “a step in the right direction”

New powers that make it easier to differentiate between restaurants, bars and nightclubs has been cautiously welcomed as "a step in the right direction"...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 21st October 2020

Police investigate elderly care home deaths Police in Eastern Finland are investigating coronavirus-related deaths at a nursing home run by Attendo in Kiuruvesi as possible...