Information and advice on the coronavirus
The package of government information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) includes the policies and decisions of the Government, the restrictions and guidelines that are in force, answers to frequently asked questions, information on the Government’s management arrangements during the state of emergency, and on the coronavirus information packs put together by the different ministries.
The contents of the package are in Finnish and Swedish, and most of it is in English as well. Some of the Government’s press releases have also been translated into the Saami languages and into Estonian, Russian, Somali and Arabic. The Government’s press conferences have also been interpreted in Finnish sign language.
Signs of an accelerating coronavirus epidemic – people urged to take responsibility to prevent spread of infections
The number of new COVID-19 cases has risen in Finland over the past few weeks, and more hospital districts are reporting new cases. The rising incidence, the growing share of positive samples, the increasing difficulties to trace sources of infection and the growing number of further infections all foreshadow an approaching acceleration stage in the epidemic.
Number of COVID-19 cases has increased at an alarming rate in recent weeks
The number of new coronavirus cases has increased in Finland during the past week. Several coronavirus clusters and transmission chains have been reported in many hospital districts.
The incidence of new cases during the last two weeks was 10.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. The percentage of positive COVID-19 cases of all samples taken has risen to 0.5 per cent.
Frequently Asked Questions »
Questions and answers from the ministries on the coronavirus.
Telephone service and chat »
General information on the coronavirus is available by telephone at 0295 535 535 and via chat.
Topical material »
Topical material from the Government and ministries: press releases and press briefings. Content is available in Sámi, sign languages and other languages.
Restrictions and recommendations »
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, several restrictions and recommendations are in force in Finland.
Central government management during the coronavirus situation »
Management in the central government has been strengthened.
Activities of the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic »
The EU is taking action to limit the spread of the virus.