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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.

Government reinstates entry restrictions for three countries

6.8.2020 13.27

In its meeting on 6 August, the Finnish Government decided to reinstate internal border control for traffic between Finland and the Netherlands and between Finland and Belgium. Restrictions on external border traffic will be reinstated for traffic from Andorra to Finland.

Restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic

Slight increase in the number of new coronavirus infections

6.8.2020 10.00

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare held a briefing on the disease situation and the current epidemiological assessment of the coronavirus outbreak in Finland and internationally. The number of COVID-19 infections has increased to some extent. At the national level, the number of new coronavirus infections is still small, even though there has been a slight increase in reported cases in July. 

The briefing was attended by Permanent Secretary Kirsi Varhila and Strategic Director Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and by Chief Physician Taneli Puumalainen from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Presentation materials
Recording of the press conference | YouTube

Government press conferences

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