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Healthcare workers “over-represented” in coronavirus infections

Healthcare workers in Finland are "slightly over-represented" among working age people confirmed with coronavirus. According to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL 7.4%...

May Day flags thank frontline workers during coronavirus crisis

Finnish flags are flying for May Day, with a special dedication this year to all the workers on the front line against coronavirus. "On Labour...

Doctors lack protection and have problems getting Covid-19 tests

Doctors in Finland are facing shortages of personal protective equipment at work when treating coronavirus patients according to a new survey carried out by...

Coronavirus fatality numbers set to rise, as elderly homes included in...

The reported number of deaths from coronavirus in Finland is likely to see a jump this coming week, as fatalities in elderly homes will...

“The risks are very high” as first shipment of protective equipment...

A shipment of protective face masks has arrived in Finland from China to better equip healthcare workers tackling the coronavirus epidemic. Pallets with two million...

Åland medical capacity being boosted with mainland doctors

Doctors and nurses from Turku are being sent to Mariehamn to support local healthcare services, as cross-border restrictions lead to staff shortages in Åland. Around...

Finlandia Hall bathed in blue to honour healthcare workers

Finlandia Hall is one of the most famous architectural landmarks in the Finnish capital, and now it's acting as a symbol of thanks for...

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...

Government announces new plan for equal paid parental leave

The Government has announced plans to give all parents the same amount of paid parental leave in an effort to increase gender equality and...

Nordic ministers publish open letter on equal rights 

Finland's Minister for Development Cooperation and Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) has joined his counterparts from the other Nordic countries to publish an open letter about their...