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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Municipal workers reach new pay and conditions deal

Thousands of workers in the municipal sector, including some teachers, nurses and other  healthcare workers, will be covered by a new collective bargaining contract...

Stay or go? Conflicting signals on domestic summer travel

Should you go to summer cottage this weekend, or stay at home? Are you allowed to plan a domestic travel 'staycation' this summer or...

Prime Minister’s sick leave continues until the end of the week

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is on sick leave until the end of the week. In a statement, the PM's office says she is suffering from...

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods

Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years, with up to 5-meter surges that threaten...

Cautious government response, critical opposition response to EU recovery plan

The Government has given a guarded response to the new EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, while Finland's main opposition parties have been more critical. On...

Morning headlines: Thursday 28th May 2020

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years,...

Coronavirus round-up: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Finland begins first domestic face mask production Unemployment...

New law makes it a crime to threaten people because of their job

A new proposal from the Ministry of Justice would make it a crime in Finland for someone to threaten another person because of their...