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Turku hospital starts coronavirus drug treatment tests

Turku University Hospital Tyks has launched a trial of a drug called tocilizumab to see if it can help stop coronavirus patients from becoming...

Finnair raises €501 million, as passengers get ‘clean kits’ on expanded...

Finland's national airline Finnair has raised €501 million in a share offering that was so popular, it was oversubscribed by 11%. The fundraising effort was...

England opens quarantine-free travel to passengers from Finland

Anyone in Finland who wants to travel to England this summer will be able to do so without having to quarantine, from 10th July. On...

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...

Coronavirus risk warning for Sweden border crossings

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has issued another warning about the risks of spreading coronavirus through border crossings between Finland and Sweden. THL...

Finland boosting coronavirus healthcare aid for Iraq, Somalia

Finland is strengthening its support for two countries hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, with extra funding for healthcare initiatives in Iraq and Somalia. In...

Hospital trials fast and cheap coronavirus AI breath test

Laakso Health Centre in Helsinki is trialing a new brethalyser test to see if it gives a reliable coronavirus diagnosis. The results are available in...

Finland reports no coronavirus patients in intensive care

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL says there are currently no coronavirus patients being treated in intensive care. The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital...

Senate Square gears up for socially-distant summer reinvention

Helsinki's Senate Square, usually the focal point of tourist activity in the capital during summer, is getting a socially-distant reinvention. On 1st July the square...

Swedish-speaking Finns isolated, but financially stable during coronavirus crisis

Finland's Swedish-speaking population found themselves isolated, working from home, financially stable but concerned over the economy during the coronavirus crisis. A new survey of a...