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PM prepares restaurant and bar closures, Uusimaa isolation

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has said again that her government is ready to shut down restaurants and bars, shopping centres, and also impose travel...

Government unveils €15 billion coronavirus bailout package for businesses

The Government has announced a €15 billion bailout package to prop up the economy and support businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a...

Coronavirus forecast: Up to 3,200 deaths in Finland

The coronavirus outbreak in Finland could cause up to 3,200 in the worst case scenario. That's the conclusions in a new report commissioned by the...

New opinion poll signals good news for the government

A new opinion poll published by Helsingin Sanomat newspaper on Wednesday shows an increase in the total support for the five government coalition parties...

Borders closed from Thursday, medicines restricted, police monitor Emergency Act rules

Finland will close off its external borders from Thursday and ban foreign travel for at least two weeks, as police ensure residents are complying...

First steps to help virus-hit businesses, as economy forecast to shrink...

The government has announced the first steps to hit businesses in Finland impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This week Business Finland will launch two new...

Sweeping new coronavirus measures shut down schools, limit public gatherings, protect...

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...

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...

Finns Party plus one, file no-confidence motion against government

The opposition Finns Party, with support from the only Movement Now Liike Nyt MP Hjallis Harkimo, have filed a motion of no confidence in...

Coronavirus latest: new suspected cases, trains disinfected, government task force

UPDATE: On Wednesday evening HUS confirmed that a Finnish woman has been diagnosed with Covid-19 virus. She apparently caught it while in Milan. HUS...