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 a cold and decided on Monday evening to take sick leave. At the time she was also tested for coronavirus as a precautionary measure, but the result came back negative.
It was originally expected that Marin would be off for a couple of days but her sick leave has now been extended at least until Friday.
Her working programme has been canceled, although ministers will decide on a case-by-case basis who should deputize for her in case it is needed.