Health & Lifestyle

Coronavirus latest: Tuesday 17th March 2020

Here’s the latest news you need to know about coronavirus in Finland: 319 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Finland Tram, train & metro service reductions; VR lays off staff Finnair cancels more flights and AGM Picking up prescriptions for...

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...

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Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....

Appeals Court upholds verdict against Finns Party MP for incitement crimes

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi has ruled to uphold a verdict against Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen. The Oulu MP was convicted...

Mosquito capable of spreading malaria discovered in Finland

Researchers from the University of Helsinki say they’ve identified for the first time a species of mosquito in Finland which is likely to be...

Hot sunny weather sweetens Finland’s strawberry crop

The recent spell of warm weather means that Finland’s strawberry season is off to a good start in southern and central areas this year. The...

Poll: Slight majority of Finns consider racism a significant problem

Slightly more than half of Finns consider racism to be a significant problem, according to a new poll released to by Uutissuomalainen newspaper group. The...

Morning headlines: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland's green recovery Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) has three big issues on her desk at the moment: the...

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland’s green recovery plan

It's been a memorably hectic first year in office for Maria Ohisalo. The Helsinki MP became leader of the Greens just weeks after her party...