Health & Lifestyle

Early start for capital region bike share scheme

The mild winter means an early start to the capital region's popular bike sharing scheme. Season passes will go on sale this week, with the distinctive yellow bikes available to ride from Monday 23rd March - although not every station...

Sweeping new coronavirus measures shut down schools, limit public gatherings, protect elderly

The Finnish Government has declared a state of emergency, and a raft of sweeping new measures to fight the spread of coronavirus. They include: Introducing the Emergency Act to give authorities more temporary powers; Shutting down schools, colleges and universities...

Coronavirus latest: Monday 16th March 2020

Here’s the latest news you need to know about coronavirus in Finland: Newspaper reports government will order all schools closed Tallink suspends Silja Europa services Helsink/Tallinn Finnair cuts 90% of its flight capacity Police warn about coronavirus scammers Danske...

Medicines Agency Fimea urges people not to stockpile drugs supplies at home

The Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea is urging pharmacies to only dispense one pack of over-the-counter pain or fever medication per customer during the current coronavirus outbreak. The agency is encouraging people to be more thoughtful about the amount of medicines...

Coronavirus latest: Sunday 15th March 2020

Here’s the latest news you need to know about coronavirus in Finland: 30 new Covid-19 cases / 241 diagnosed cases in total Why numbers don't tell the whole picture Helsinki to keep schools open for the time being Finnair...

Coronavirus latest: Saturday 14th March 2020

Here’s the latest news you need to know about coronavirus in Finland: 55 new cases since Friday / 210 cases in total Government to meet on Sunday Finnair forced to cancel more flights, ahead of AGM Uusimaa emergency hotline...

Meet the medical students with an antidote for misinformation

A group of students from Turku is finding an antidote to quack science, dubious medical claims and fad cures through good old fashioned detective work. Can flu be eased with zinc tablets? Is there a connection between eating meat and...

Fighting coronavirus: Government announces new measures including a ban on events

The government is moving ahead to introduce some mandatory measures to fight the spread of coronavirus in Finland, and recommending some voluntary control measures as well. At a Thursday afternoon press conference in Helsinki, Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) said that...

Coronavirus latest: Thursday 12th March 2020

Here's the latest news you need to know about coronavirus in Finland: Government bans large events until the end of May + other measures 50 new coronavirus cases reported / 109 in total Foreign Ministry advises against traveling at...

Coronavirus latest: Wednesday 11th March 2020

In today's Finland coronavirus news round-up: 19 new cases of coronavirus confirmed - total of 59 so far; Winter War commemorations going ahead as planned on Friday; Viking Line issues profit warnings; Terveystalo to offer coronavirus testing 19 new coronavirus...

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Closing time: eased restrictions on bars and restaurants come too late for some businesses

A decision to ease restrictions and allow restaurants, cafes and bars to re-open this week is welcome news for many in the industry eager...

Morning headlines: Monday 1st June 2020

Coronavirus restrictions eased today  Restrictions put in place over the last several months to slow the spread of coronavirus in Finland are being eased today....

Three Isis-linked Finnish families arrive from al-Hol refugee camp

Three Finnish families, women and children, arrived in Finland on Sunday from the al-Hol refugee camp in northern Syria. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms...

Everything changes: Your guide to coronavirus life in Finland from 1st June

On Monday 1st June there is a whole range of new rules, regulations and recommendations coming into play as coronavirus restrictions are eased. While the...

Foreign Minister: Finland engages with China and America on problem subjects

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that Finland will be taking opportunities in the coming months to press China and the USA to live...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 29th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL New guidelines: yes, it's okay to travel around...

New guidelines: Yes, it’s okay to travel around the country

New guidelines issued by the Government on Friday confirm that yes, domestic travel is allowed again, as long as people take sensible precautions. There had...

Parliament approves new rules to open restaurants, cafes and bars

Parliament and the President approved new temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act on Friday, which makes it possible for restaurants, bars and cafes...