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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to Finnish residents, and has been prepared by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The...

THL: Coronavirus risk varies from region to region

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL says the risk of coronavirus in Finland varies from region to region. The most at-risk people are those over 70 years of age or with a disease that impairs lung or heart...

Finland vows to increase coronavirus testing, beefs up crisis coordination unit

The Finnish Government says it will increase coronavirus testing, and strengthen the crisis coordination unit that's taking the lead on tackling the pandemic. At a Wednesday press conference, Minister of Social Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) says that public health authorities will...

Coronavirus latest: 1,384 confirmed cases, 17 deaths in Finland so far

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL says there have been 1,384 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Finland. That's an increase of 71 cases from the day before. There have also been 17 patients who died from the virus,...

Private companies pay for 18,000 coronavirus tests to be done in South Korea

A group of big Finnish companies, lead by private healthcare provider Mehiläinen, is paying to send 18,000 samples from Finland to a laboratory in South Korea for coronavirus testing. The first batch of tests will go on a Finnair flight...

Government considers mandatory quarantine for returning airline passengers

The government and health officials are considering whether to use hotels near to Helsinki Airport as sites to quarantine returning passengers. Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (SFP) and the CEO of the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District Juha Tuominen said in a Thursday...

Helsinki University researchers help develop Covid-19 antibody test

Researchers at the University of Helsinki, working in collaboration with scientists in America, have helped develop an antibody test for the novel coronavirus. The test will be able to tell who has already had Covid-19 by detecting antibodies in blood samples...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 20th March 2020

Here's our evening round-up of coronavirus news from Finland: 450 confirmed cases of Covid-19 Government unveils €15 billion bailout package Finland's small businesses already hard hit by coronavirus outbreak Finnair gets €600 million funding boost More money for police,...

Finland and Helsinki top the new World Happiness Report

Finland has been ranked as the world’s happiest country for the third year in a row. The World Happiness Report is produced by the United Nations in partnership with a number of leading universities and foundations, and takes an annual...

Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 19th March 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of coronavirus news from Finland: 400 confirmed Covid-19 coronavirus cases S-Group closes hotels, 1000+ staff laid off Restaurant's community spirit providing 500 meals Finnish diplomatic missions stop issuing visas Health services mobilising more resources to...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...