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Report on the use of face coverings to prevent coronavirus infections: large variation in country-specific policies and only little research data available

29.5.2020 13.50

In accordance with the relevant government resolution, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has drawn up a report on the use of face coverings to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. The report has now been published and submitted to the Government.

Permanent Secretary Kirsi Varhila and Director Pasi Pohjola from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Professor Emerita Marjukka Mäkelä were present at the release event.

Recording of the press conference | YouTube
Press conference photos | Flickr


Briefing on the COVID-19 situation on 28 May

28.5.2020 11.30

On Thursday 28 May, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare held a briefing on the disease situation, the carrying capacity of healthcare and social welfare services and the current epidemiological assessment of the COVID-19 situation.

Permanent Secretary Kirsi Varhila and Strategic Director Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Mika Salminen, Director of the Department of Health Security at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare were present at the event.

Recording of the press conference | YouTube
Press conference photos | Flickr





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Government Programme

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