Health & Lifestyle

Coronavirus latest: Public events to go ahead; new info points being set up; 72 hour preparedness advice

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen (Left) says there's currently no Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic in Finland, and therefore no no need to cancel public events. In other European countries sports events and large expos have been canceled, and...

Finnish officials warn against travel to Italy coronavirus epidemic zone

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL has declared the whole of Italy a coronavirus epidemic zone. Italy has the highest cluster of Covid-19 coronavirus cases outside of China, along with South Korea and Iran, and all of Finland's...

Helsinki launches coronavirus helpline for local residents

The City of Helsinki has launched a helpline for local residents, offering advice about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. Anyone who thinks they míght have been exposed to the virus, or who has symptoms they're concerned about, can call the helpline...

Expert: Finland is well prepared to handle Covid-19 epidemic testing

As two more cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus are detected in Finland, one of the country's top health experts says authorities are well prepared to handle screening if there's a rush of cases. The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare...

Finland allocates €8.9 million to prepare for Covid-19 epidemic

The Finnish government is allocating €8.9 million towards its readiness plans to fight the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus. So far only two people in Finland have had positive diagnosis for the virus, but with more cases cropping up in Europe...

Helsinki woman confirmed with Covid-19 coronavirus

A Finnish woman has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, after apparently catching it on a trip to Italy. The woman, described by health officials as being of working age, arrived back from Milan on Sunday and contacted healthcare services...

Coronavirus latest: new suspected cases, trains disinfected, government task force

UPDATE: On Wednesday evening HUS confirmed that a Finnish woman has been diagnosed with Covid-19 virus. She apparently caught it while in Milan. HUS says the woman is "feverish, but in good shape" in Helsinki.  -- Health authorities in Central Finland...

Coronavirus quarantine keeps Finns in Tenerife hotel lockdown

Almost two dozen Finns are among a thousand people quarantined at a hotel in the Canary Islands, after three guests were diagnosed with Coronavirus. The lockdown is being enforced by authorities at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in the...

The Finnish trick for getting children to eat enough vegetables and fruit

As any parent knows, it can be an uphill battle to get children to eat enough fruit and vegetables. But researchers at the University of Eastern Finland think they've cracked the code - and all it takes is a positive...

Finland’s flu season spreading slower than expected

It's that time of year, when it seems like lots of people are falling sick with seasonal influenza. This year however, the flu epidemic is spreading at a slower rate than usual, although experts warn the peak is still expected...

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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...

Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...