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Union calls for restaurant compensation: full fixed costs including staff salaries

The Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa is calling on the government to fully compensate business owners in the sector for their fixes costs, including staff...

Finland declares state of emergency over rising coronavirus cases

Finland has declared a state of emergency, with immediate effect, because of the rising number of coronavirus cases - especially in the capital city...

Helsinki hits highest-ever positive covid cases as pandemic worsens in the...

The City of Helsinki says 274 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Saturday, the highest single-day tally for the capital since the start of...

Coronavirus health impact felt on everyday life, as authorities gear up...

An extensive new study from THL shows how the impact of the coronavirus crisis this year has been felt across the whole country -...

Sitra Fund: Coronavirus has changed Finns’ habits

A new study by Sitra Fund finds that restrictions caused by the coronavirus have changed consumption habits, values and attitudes of Finns - including...

€17 million coronavirus grants for orchestras, museums and theatres

Finland's arts and culture sector, hard hit by the downturn in visitors and events during the coronavirus crisis this year, is getting a €17...

Coronavirus cluster: Hundreds of students switch to distance learning

Hundreds of students at a school in Vantaa have switched to distance learning this morning after a coronavirus outbreak, with the city's chief physician...

Restaurant restrictions tighten, as Covid-19 cases surge

The government is putting in place new restrictions on restaurants and bars from Saturday, as it warns there's a surge in the number of...

Poll: Finns – mostly young people – have doubts about coronavirus...

A new survey by MTV News finds a large number of Finns have doubts about getting a coronavirus vaccine, with just over a third...

Stora Enso plant in Oulu becomes coronavirus hotspot 

The Stora Enso paper mill in Oulu has become a Covid-19 hotspot after 150 workers there were found to have the virus. Around 1,700 contractors...