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Seven Coronavirus Infections Caused by the Omicron Variant Confirmed in Finland

A total of seven coronavirus infections caused by the new virus variant, Omicron, have been detected in Finland, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) reports on Saturday.

The Traditional Independence Day Reception at Presidential Palace Has Been Canceled

The traditional Finland’s Independence Day reception at the Presidential Palace has been canceled for the second year in a row.

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‘True Story’ Review: Dare to Stop Watching?

Better schedule the evening off when preparing to watch this thriller of a series.

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Seven Coronavirus Infections Caused by the Omicron Variant Confirmed in Finland

A total of seven coronavirus infections caused by the new virus variant, Omicron, have been detected in Finland, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) reports on Saturday.

1,496 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus updte on December 3, 2021.

1,622 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update on December 2, 2021.

1,570 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

On Wednesday, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has confirmed 1,570 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours. Most new infections were confirmed in the cities below. 272 in Helsinki, 145 in Oulu, 113 in Vantaa, 88 in Tampere, 72 in Turku, 64 in...

916 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update on November 30, 201.

3,338 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland; 26 New Deaths

Here’s our latest coronavirus update on November 29, 2021.

1,406 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland; The Highest Number to Date in 24 Hours

Here’s our latest coronavirus update on November 26, 2021.

1,344 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update on November 25, 2021.

1,007 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland; 39 New Deaths in the Past 24 Hours

Here’s our latest coronavirus update on November 24, 2021.

1,088 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update on November 23, 2021.

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GALLERY: Dozens Observe the Unveiling of Stockmann’s Christmas Window on Saturday

The historical, festive window that unveiled the curtains for the first time in 1949 attracted large crowds to Helsinki center on Saturday afternoon.

GALLERY: Linnanmäki Amusement Park Welcomes the Visitor to a Colorful Dreamland

The Linnanmäki amusement park is endowed with color as the traditional Carnival of Light has kicked off.

GALLERY: Bronze Medals, High Scores; How Finns Battled the Best in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Finland Today followed the Tokyo Games closely. Here are the highlights in pictures.

GALLERY: Finest Finnish Jazz Artists Charm Crowd in Pori on Hot Summer Day

We joined the final day of an intimate Pori Jazz event at the beautiful Kirjurinluoto Park. Here are the highlights.

GALLERY: Cubans Who Live in Finland Take to the Streets in Helsinki Center

In Finland, the Cubans are worried about their families who live on the island.

GALLERY: Elokapina Activists Camp on Main Road in Helsinki Overnight

Activists of the Elokapina movement set up a camping site on one of the busiest roads in Helsinki.

GALLERY: Peat Producers Block Traffic in Helsinki With 80 Trucks

Peat producers arrived in front of the Parliament Building in trucks to make some noise for the industry.

GALLERY: Hundreds Gather to Protest Against Coronavirus Restrictions in Helsinki

Hardly any of the demonstrators wore a mask, some were holding hands, or, just, rubbing shoulder against shoulder.

GALLERY: Blizzard Slams Helsinki

We followed people in the center of Finland’s capital for two days. Aiming to capture the joy and struggle in photographs amid the first blizzard of the year.

GALLERY: Finland Turns 103

Finland’s Independence Day began in exceptional circumstances. In the evening, citizens are urged to join the celebration remotely.

GALLERY: Helsinki – A Day Before the Spreading Phase

We observed the streets of Helsinki on Wednesday, November 18, a day before the capital region declared having moved to the spreading phase in the coronavirus pandemic.

GALLERY: Event Organizers Protest to Raise Awareness of Their Financial Troubles

View the gallery of event organizers protest in Helsinki on chilly Tuesday afternoon.

GALLERY: People in Helsinki Cover Themselves in Masks

We observed the crowd wearing face masks in dowtown Helsinki on Friday.

GALLERY: Wet Snow Covers Helsinki

Many parts of Finland were covered in snow on Thursday morning.

GALLERY: Seniors of Upper Secondary School Hang Banners With Trump, Groke and Vegetarianism

About 4,000 seniors of upper secondary school (abit) in a hundred trucks celebrated ‘penkkarit’ in Helsinki.

GALLERY: Chinese New Year Festival Takes Over Casino Helsinki

The beginning of the Year of the Metal Rat was celebrated at the Casino Helsinki. View the highlights.

GALLERY: Finnish Sports Gala in Pictures

Here are the highlights of the Finnish Sports Gala.

PICTURES: National Lucia Sara Ray, 24, Brings Light to Snowless Helsinki

The national Lucia procession illuminates downtown Helsinki.

GALLERY: Finns Go Berserk After Finland Qualifies to European Championship in Football

The fans in Helsinki climbed, shouted, made the cars “dance” limbo and more.

GALLERY: Muji Opens its First Store in Finland

The 3,400 square meter store is the largest in Europe with up to 7,000 different products.

GALLERY: Killswitch Engage Give a Storming But Short Performance in Helsinki

American heavy metal group Killswitch Engage took over the sold-out Circus music venue on Monday night.

PICTURES: Mall of Tripla Opens on Thursday in Pasila

Located in Pasila, Mall of Tripla will reportedly be the biggest shopping center in the Nordic countries, but also promises much more.

‘Choose the Vegetarian Pizza!’ – Thousands Join Climate Strike in Helsinki – View Gallery

The traffic was blocked in Helsinki center after thousands joined the climate strike on Friday.

GALLERY: Toto Charms Pori at the Sold-Out Performance, Perhaps for the Last Time

Toto’s performance at the Pori Jazz Festival was outstanding.

GALLERY: Tuska Open Air Metal Festival Breaks Another Record With 43,000 Spectators!

We spent three days at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki.

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