Government press conferences
Coronavirus situation worsening quickly across Finland
The coronavirus situation is rapidly worsening in Finland. Over the past two weeks, the number and incidence of cases has risen sharply in almost all regions. This development calls for an immediate and proactive response.
Regions must adopt new effective ways to prevent infections and introduce yet more restrictive measures to stop the upward trend.
COVID-19 infection rate rising at alarming speed in all hospital districts — infection rate highest in Greater Helsinki area
The COVID-19 situation has worsened almost throughout Finland but particularly in the Greater Helsinki area and the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa
Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru discussed the outcome of Wednesday's government meeting at a press briefing on Thursday 26 November. The briefing continuede with a COVID-19 update by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, with Permanent Secretary Kirsi Varhila from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Finnish Institute for Health, Welfare Director Mika Salminen and Chief Medical Office Markku Mäkijärvi from Helsinki University Hospital in attendance.
Recording of the press conference 26th November I Youtube
Presentation materials 26th November (in finnish)
Photos from the 26th November event