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More than 200 quarantined in Lapland, as small coronavirus cluster detected

Public health official say more than 200 people have been put into self-isolation as a precaution after a small cluster of positive coronavirus cases was detected in Lapland. The three Rovaniemi Covid-19 cases are all part of the same infection...

Summer nurses listening to young people after coronavirus lockdown

Teams of nurses and social workers are back on the streets of the capital city this year to engage with young people about any problems they have - and it's a task which has taken on even more importance...

Finland’s new coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns

A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September  aims to balance privacy concerns with usefulness, after a number of countries ran into tech problems with their own software efforts. Officials are keen...

Warning as Tallinn cruise passengers exposed to coronavirus

Authorities are urging anyone who took a Silja Europa cruise to Tallinn from 30th June to 1st July to get a Covid-19 test even if they develop even mild coronavirus-like symptoms. The warning from the Finnish Institute for Health and...

Turku hospital starts coronavirus drug treatment tests

Turku University Hospital Tyks has launched a trial of a drug called tocilizumab to see if it can help stop coronavirus patients from becoming acutely ill and needing to be treated in intensive care. Tocilizumab is an immuno-suppresant drug usually...

Coronavirus risk warning for Sweden border crossings

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has issued another warning about the risks of spreading coronavirus through border crossings between Finland and Sweden. THL says that 3,000 Finns work in the Jällivaara area of northern Sweden, and since viral...

Hospital trials fast and cheap coronavirus AI breath test

Laakso Health Centre in Helsinki is trialing a new brethalyser test to see if it gives a reliable coronavirus diagnosis. The results are available in just two minutes and at a cost of €2 it would be the fastest and...

Finland reports no coronavirus patients in intensive care

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL says there are currently no coronavirus patients being treated in intensive care. The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District - the largest in Finland - says their last patient was well enough to...

Experts: coronavirus epidemic ‘withering’ in Finland

Public health exports and doctors from the Ministry of Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL say the coronavirus epidemic in Finland is withering away. At a Thursday briefing, THL Chief Physician Taneli Puumalainen said that while coronavirus...

Ministers agree to relax more coronavirus restrictions

Ministers have agreed to further relax measures put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus in Finland, after several hours of discussions at House of the Estates in Helsinki. At a Tuesday evening press conference Minister of Family and...

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More than 200 quarantined in Lapland, as small coronavirus cluster detected

Public health official say more than 200 people have been put into self-isolation as a precaution after a small cluster of positive coronavirus cases...

Emergency centre for migrant Roma moving to new Helsinki location

A centre which provides a vital lifeline for Helsinki's migrant Roma population is moving to a new location, with more space to offer services...

Senate Square terrace expanding with space for hundreds more customers

The popular summer terrace that's taken over Senate Square this year - already the largest in the country - just got bigger. From Wednesday there...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 15th July 2020

Finland's economic output fell during May New figures released Wednesday morning by Statistics Finland show the working day adjusted output of the national economy fell...

Appeals Court cuts sentence for pro-Kremlin activist involved in online hate campaign

The Helsinki Appeals Court has reduced a sentence for a Finnish academic convicted for his part in a sustained hate campaign against a journalist,...

Summer nurses listening to young people after coronavirus lockdown

Teams of nurses and social workers are back on the streets of the capital city this year to engage with young people about any...

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says an extradition treaty between Finland and China “should not be applied” any longer because it means that suspects would...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 14th July 2020

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that an extradition treaty between Finland and China "should not...