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Students and teachers exposed after positive coronavirus test

A student at Linnajoki School in Porvoo has tested positive for coronavirus, just two days after primary and lower secondary students across the country went back to class after almost two months of distance learning. In total 17 students and...

President leads muted Remembrance Day ceremonies

President Sauli Niinistö has lead ceremonies marking Remembrance Day, as he laid a wreath at Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki. The date, on the third Sunday in May, commemorates the memories of Finns who died during battle, those who were executed or...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 15th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest coronavirus numbers Prime Minister's briefing: Virus peak is behind us No Nordic leisure travel, but Finland could join 'Baltic Bubble' New guidelines for contact with elderly relatives...

Interior Minister: No Nordic leisure travel, but Finland could consider joining the ‘Baltic Bubble’

Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) says that Finland could consider joining the 'Baltic Bubble' - a zone created by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania that allows their citizens to travel freely between the three countries, under certain conditions. Ohisalo made the comments...

Prime Minister’s briefing: Coronavirus peak is behind us

The Chief Physician at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL Taaneli Puumalainen says he believes that Finland's coronavirus peak is now behind us. He made the comments on Friday morning at a briefing alongside Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) and said...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th May 2020

Prime Minister to update 'hybrid strategy' on coronavirus Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will give a briefing on Friday morning with the Chief Physician from THL about how the 'hybrid strategy' to de-escalate restrictions is going so far, and give an...

Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 14th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus numbers and fatalities Schools are open for contact teaching after lockdown Mixed reaction to government's new coronavirus economic plan Vaccination numbers down "significantly" due to pandemic ...

Lappeenranta into finals of European green awards

The city of Lappeenranta in southeast Finland has made it to the finals of the 2021 European Green Leaf competition. The competition is organised by the European Commission, and recognises the efforts of cities with less than 100,000 inhabitants for...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th May 2020

Primary and lower secondary schools return to contact teaching Thousands of students in primary and lower secondary school go back to class on Thursday, after almost two months of enforced distance learning during the coronavirus crisis. Pupils and teachers are returning...

Schools are open for contact teaching, but parents and pupils are divided

Thousands of students in primary and lower secondary school go back to class on Thursday, after almost two months of enforced distance learning during the coronavirus crisis. Pupils and teachers are returning with just two weeks to go until the...

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Air Force’s Ruska 20 exercise takes off

The Finnish Air Force's main military exercises take off today, with Ruska 20 lasting through until 6th October. It's the largest war games of the...

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions

The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread of coronavirus. Speaking to MTV News on...

Valtteri Bottas races to victory at Russia Grand Prix

Finnish F1 driver Valterri Bottas has raced to victory at the Russian Grand Prix, at the expense of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas lead for...

Morning headlines: Monday 28th September 2020

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread...

Foreign Minister “seriously concerned” about escalating Caucasus conflict

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he's "seriously concerned" about the situation in the Caucasus region of Central Asia. His comments come as Armenia and...

Tiny dining: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ is up for sale, and looking for just the right buyer

A tiny restaurant in Töölö, part of the Helsinki neighbourhood's fabric for more than half a century,  is up for sale - but the...

Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions...

GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms...