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Briefing on the start of domestic production of personal protective equipment on 27 May

26.5.2020 15.43

On 27 May 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 were present at the event. Chairman of the Board of Directors Vesa Mäkipää also attended 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.

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

Live broadcast of the press conference




Government briefing on COVID-19 for people over 70

20.5.2020 13.00

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.

Elderly people should avoid exposure to coronavirus – attention should be paid to wellbeing and functional capacity | MSH
Recording of the press conference | YouTube
Press conference photos | Flickr


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