Government press briefing and COVID-19 update from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare on 26 November at 10.00
Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru will discuss the outcome of Wednesday's government meeting at a press briefing on Thursday 26 November at 10.00 at the Government Palace. The briefing will then continue 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 and Welfare Director Mika Salminen in attendance.
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