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Prime Minister’s Office releases draft government proposal temporarily restricting freedom of movement and close contacts

Government Communications Department
Publication date 24.3.2021 19.15 | Published in English on 24.3.2021 at 19.24
Press release 192/2021

The Government has been deliberating on a legislative proposal that would temporarily restrict freedom of movement. The draft proposal has been prepared by officials under the leadership of the Prime Minister’s Office. The Prime Minister’s Office has now published the draft proposal in its entirety as it currently stands.

The main objective of the restrictions on movement is to reduce the number of encounters and close contacts between people in areas where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly and uncontrollably. The goal is to protect people from the dangerous communicable disease and to safeguard the capacity of the healthcare system.

Inquiries: Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, tel. +358 295 160 300 and Päivi Anttikoski, Director of Government Communications, tel. +358 40 536 4821, Prime Minister’s Office