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HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be worn more widely in public places. "HUS experts recommend that face masks be used in public...

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...

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...

‘Patient Zero’ – Following the viral exposure of a Covid-19 sports cluster

When Roni Klemola went to play ice hockey on Friday 4th September he was feeling completely fine. The 23-year old forward wasn't under the weather at all at the rink, with no suspicions he might have coronavirus before he went...

THL: Concerns over larger coronavirus outbreaks, as 98 new cases confirmed

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL says there were 98 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported in the last day. It brings the total number of cases in Finland to 8,725 since the first case at the end...

HUS: Half of new coronavirus cases are patients with foreign backgrounds

Around half of the recent new cases of coronavirus in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District HUS are people with foreign backgrounds, according to a senior doctor. HUS Chief Physician of Infectious Diseases Asko Järvinen says although the number of cases...

Ministers consider new hybrid travel solutions

Ministers are meeting on Wednesday to discuss the possible introduction of ‘hybrid’ measures to open up the country's travel market. The government is coming under pressure to ease some restrictions to allow more business travel as well as tourism at...

More than 40 codes given out to trace virus chains on new app

Healthcare officials have given out more than 40 codes to people using the Koronavilkku app, and who tested positive for Covid-19. The app was launched at the beginning of September and has so far been downloaded by the equivalent of...

Finland’s coronavirus track and trace app goes live

Finland's coronavirus track and trace app is available for download to mobile devices from Monday. The 'Corona Flash' app - called Koronavilkku in Finnish - is completely anonymous and entirely voluntary to use, can help public health officials know how...

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HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be...

Morning headlines: Friday 25th September 2020

Mask recommendations extend to almost all public spaces Public health authorities have issued new recommendations that means wearing a mask which covers the nose and...

Finland tightens borders, again, amid rising Covid-19 numbers in Europe

The Government has announced new restrictions on foreigners who want to come to Finland, which come into effect from Monday 28th September. The new rules...

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