Health & Lifestyle

Cargo ship with coronavirus crew arriving in Uusikaupunki port

A Norwegian cargo ship with cases of Covid-19 on board is due to arrive in Uusikaupunki on Finland's west coast on Friday afternoon. The Yara Nauma left the Estonian city of Sillamäe on Wednesday evening, where it had been docked...

THL: Coronavirus cases “have risen slightly”; as minister considers work from home orders

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL reports that nationwide the coronavirus epidemic situation remains stable but the number of cases "have risen slightly." The comment comes as Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen (Left) writes that...

Contact tracing app launches in limited test phase

A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is being launched on Tuesday for a month of testing. The first people to test the new app on a voluntary basis are several...

New airport coronavirus testing option: “All the processes were very smooth”

Officials at Helsinki Airport say that "all the processes were very smooth" on the first day of offering coronavirus tests for arriving passengers. Public health authorities in Finland have consistently said that mass screenings for Covid-19 symptoms at airports were...

Linnanmäki coronavirus ‘mass exposure’ confirmed by city

The City of Helsinki is confirming a coronavirus 'mass exposure' event took place at Linnanmäki amusement park in the capital at the end of July. A statement released on Monday evening says that a group of people visited the park...

Independent science team contradicts ministry’s face mask research

A group of Finnish researchers have concluded that there's some significant benefits in combating coronavirus if people wear masks. The independent analysis by the Get Rid of Coronavirus group looked at the same data as a previous study commissioned by...

HUS Infection Control Chief: Second wave is coming, but mask decisions are more complex

The Chief of Infection Control at Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District has warned that a second wave of coronavirus is very likely in Finland, but says the country is in a much better position to cope with it than...

THL: Coronavirus outbreak continues to fade in Finland

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that the coronavirus outbreak in Finland continues to fade - with infections decreasing again over the last two weeks. In a Thursday statement THL says the infection rate is currently between...

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...

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GALLERY: Discovering Finland’s urban wildlife residents

How well do you know your neighbours? No, not your human neighbours, but the other animals that share our cities, towns and villages with...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th January 2020

Cold snap continues across the country  A cold front with some extremely chilly temperatures continues across most of central, southern and eastern Finland on Friday...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th January 2021

Coronavirus update: No new restrictions expected today Public health officials, and Minister Krista Kiuru (SDP) will give a coronavirus update on Thursday morning but are not...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Southern snow storm continues, as temperatures drop A snowstorm that swept through southern Finland in the last 36 hours continues on Wednesday, although snow will...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 12th January 2021

Snow storm brings dangerous driving conditions, power outages A snowstorm sweeping across western and southern Finland on Tuesday brings dangerous driving conditions to roads and...

Morning headlines: Monday 11th January 2021

Exceptionally heavy snowfall on the way from Monday night Meteorologists are warning of "exceptional" levels of snowfall with up to 30-40cm of accumulated snow forecast...

Morning headlines: Friday 8th January 2021

Minister calls for faster vaccine delivery from EU Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) has written to the EU's Health Commissioner calling for...

Morning headlines: Thursday 7th January 2021

Finnish leaders react to American political violence  Finnish leaders have reacted to a night of political violence in America, when armed supporters of US President...