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Topics covered at the Government briefing: managing the state of emergency, material procurement and testing capacity

1.4.2020 13.00

The Government held a briefing on the coronavirus situation on 1 April. Topics covered at the briefing were the role of the Government in managing the state of emergency, the procurement of personal protective equipment, increasing testing capacity and the use of respiratory protection products.

Present at the briefing were Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru, State Secretary to the Prime Minister Mikko Koskinen, Director of Government Security Ahti Kurvinen and Director of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare Mika Salminen.

Presentation materials for the event (in Finnish)
Photos of the briefing | Flickr
Recordings of briefings | vn.fi/live


Press conference 30.3.
Government extends measures related to emergency conditions until 13 May

30.3.2020 16.23

The Government decided to extend until 13 May 2020 the duration of the previously imposed restrictions to slow down the spread of coronavirus infections and to protect those at risk. 

Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Minister of Finance Katri Kulmuni, Minister of Education Li Andersson, Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo and Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson were present at the press conference. 

Recording of the press conference | vn.fi/live 
Press conference photos | Flickr


Restrictions on movement to and from Uusimaa enter into force on 28 March

28.3.2020 10.40

On 27 March, the Government submitted to Parliament two decrees concerning the Uusimaa region on the entry into force and the application of the restrictions on movement laid down in the Emergency Powers Act. The restrictions concern movement to and from the Uusimaa region. The movement restrictions in the Uusimaa region entered into force on 28 March and remain in force until 19 April 2020.

Once the restrictions have entered into force, the residents of Uusimaa must stay in the Uusimaa region. Residents of other regions are not allowed to visit Uusimaa. Everyone does, however, have the right to return to their home or place of residence. Recreational travel is not allowed.

Information and instructions on the movement restrictions




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