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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Finnair begins new round of layoff talks today

Finnair is starting additional layoff talks today involving more than 6,000 staff. Although the national carrier has announced a return to around 30% of its...

Children in low-income families hit hardest by coronavirus stresses

Children in low-income Finnish families have been impacted by the stresses of the coronavirus crisis more than children from wealthier households. A new survey from...

Morning headlines: Monday 25th May 2020

Children from low-income families impacted most by coronavirus crisis Many children from low-income families are facing fears about the coronavirus crisis, and are concerned about...

PM forced to release coronavirus papers after accusations of secrecy

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has been forced to order the release of papers that show how an expert committee handled coronavirus deliberations, after being...

Karita Mattila: Opera diva, interrupted

Overture. Opera singer Karita Mattila is as energetic on the telephone as you would imagine from scrolling through her up-beat Twitter feed. "Oh no! I've called...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 22nd May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: No new coronavirus deaths reported on Friday President criticises eurozone Covid-19 bailouts Crisis...

Finns get comfortable and relax during lockdown

Finns are getting comfortable and relaxing at home during the coronavirus lockdown, spending more money on spa treatments and leisure wear clothing according to...

President criticises eurozone coronavirus recovery bailouts

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has used the launch of his Kultaranta summer discussion event to criticise the idea of bailing out eurozone countries during the...