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The Prime Minister has left the European Council meeting as a precautionary measure

Government Communications Department
16.10.2020 11.54 | Published in English on 16.10.2020 at 12.44
Press release 656/2020

We have been informed that Prime Minister Marin was in the same room as a Member of Parliament who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the joint hearing of the Grand Committee and the Cabinet Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as elsewhere on Parliament premises.

For this reason, the Prime Minister has left the European Council meeting today and has asked Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to represent Finland for the remainder of the meeting.

The Prime Minister will immediately return to Finland, where she will be tested for COVID-19. She will then begin self-isolating at Kesäranta.

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for European Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 965, Tuulia Pitkänen, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 231

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