Briefing on the start of domestic production of personal protective equipment on 27 May
On 27 May at 11 o’clock, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will hold a briefing on the start of domestic production of personal protective equipment, the current personal protective equipment situation and the measures taken by the National Emergency Supply Agency to ensure a sufficient supply of protective equipment.
Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä, Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen and interim CEO of the National Emergency Supply Agency Janne Känkänen will be present at the event. Chairman of the Board of Directors Vesa Mäkipää will also attend as a representative of Lifa Air Ltd, one of the companies that has begun/will begin production. The briefing will be hosted by Director of Communications Mikko Koivumaa.
Under-Secretary of State Petri Peltonen and Senior Specialist Jyrki Alkio from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will be present as experts.
Live broadcast of the press conference
Government briefing on COVID-19 for people over 70
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has updated its guidelines on how older people can protect themselves against the coronavirus disease. The Government's briefing was focusing on the wellbeing of older people, especially those over 70 years of age, and on the new guidelines.
These topics were discussed by Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru, Director Päivi Topo from the Age Institute, Executive Director Sari Aalto-Matturi from MIELI Mental Health Finland and Communication and Marketing Manager Panu Könönen from Suomen Latu, the Outdoor Association of Finland.
Also present was Head of Research Minna-Liisa Luoma from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
The event was hosted by former news presenter Pirjo Nuotio.
Press conference on 19 May
Temporary amendment to the Communicable Diseases Act would allow restaurants, cafes and bars to be opened as of 1 June while restricting their operations
On 19 May, the Government submitted to Parliament a proposal for an act on temporarily amending the Communicable Diseases Act. The proposed act would be in force between 1 June 2020 and 31 October 2020. With the emergency conditions continuing, the act would lay down provisions on necessary restrictions concerning food and beverage service businesses that would allow them to be open to customers while also preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru and Senior Ministerial Adviser Ismo Tuominen from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health were present at the press conference.
Briefing by Prime Minister Marin on the Government’s hybrid strategy
Prime Minister Sanna Marin held a briefing on the Government’s hybrid strategy and on the epidemiological assessment of the coronavirus outbreak.
The briefing was attended by Strategic Director Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Chief Physician Taneli Puumalainen from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. They provided information on the indicators and forecasts used in the assessment of the coronavirus outbreak.
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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