COVID-19 infection rate rising at alarming speed in all hospital districts — infection rate highest in Greater Helsinki area
The COVID-19 situation has worsened almost throughout Finland but particularly in the Greater Helsinki area and the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa
Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru discussed the outcome of Wednesday's government meeting at a press briefing on Thursday 26 November. The briefing continuede with a COVID-19 update by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, with Permanent Secretary Kirsi Varhila from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Finnish Institute for Health, Welfare Director Mika Salminen and Chief Medical Office Markku Mäkijärvi from Helsinki University Hospital in attendance.
Recording of the press conference 26th November I Youtube
Presentation materials 26th November (in finnish)
Photos from the 26th November event
Government report on Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland submitted to Parliament – Focus on reforms and productivity
Reduced administrative burden for small food service businesses in preparing financial statements
Tighter restrictions on restaurants and other food and beverage service businesses in Uusimaa — changes to night-time opening hours
Five tips to tackle COVID-19 – keep these in mind!
To keep the COVID-19 situation from getting worse, we need to work together. Let’s take care of each other, starting with ourselves.
Remember these five tips to tackle COVID-19:
- If you have symptoms, get tested for COVID-19 and then stay home
- Keep a safe distance of 1–2 metres from others
- Wash your hands and cover your mouth with your sleeve when you cough
- Wear a face mask whenever you can’t keep a safe distance from others
- Download the Koronavilkku mobile app
The Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Government "Inclusive and competent Finland – a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society" was submitted to Parliament in the form of a Government statement on 10 December 2019.
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