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Coronavirus latest: Tuesday 10th March 2020

In today's Finland coronavirus news round-up: Ten new cases of coronavirus confirmed THL warns: don't let grandparents look after sick kids Foreign Ministry issues new travel advice for Germany & Austria Defence forces reconsider participation in international exercises Ten new...

THL warns families: Don’t let grandparents look after sick kids

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL is warning people about how vulnerable the older generation is to the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. THL says if you get sick don’t visit elderly relatives – especially in care homes – even if you only...

IKEA’s iconic meatball menu gets a plant-based makeover

A trip to IKEA is often incomplete without going to the restaurant for traditional meatballs and potatoes. Customers in Finland have been enjoying the dish for decades but from later this year they'll have a plant-based option to choose instead. Although...

Coronavirus latest: Monday 9th March 2020

In today's coronavirus news round-up: 30 cases of Covid-19 now confirmed in Finland; ICYMI: Businesses urged to prepare for worsening coronavirus situation; Finnair cancels all their flights to/from Italy; President Niinistö calls for travel restraint and good hand hygiene; ...

Sunday update: four more coronavirus cases; Finnair’s final Milan flights

Healthcare authorities have confirmed four new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Finland on Sunday. According to the Institute of Health and Welfare THL, it brings the total number of cases so far detected to 23. The two new cases in...

New coronavirus cases: 19 people in total diagnosed with Covid-19

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL announced on Saturday that four more people have tested positive for the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. Two of the cases are in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, and two are in...

Authorities confirm five new Covid-19 cases in Finland

Healthcare authorities have confirmed five more cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in Finland. It brings the total number of cases in Finland since the end of January to twelve: eleven of those were domestic, and one was a tourist from China. Three...

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...

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Island life: Finnish chef wins Swedish reality TV show

A chef from Åland has been crowned winner of the latest season of the Swedish reality TV show Expedition Robinson - known in other...

Ministry wants to order €100 million worth of protective equipment

The Ministry of Health has submitted a procurement proposal to buy €100 million worth of protective equipment for the National Emergency Supply Agency NESA,...

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...