The Helsinki Metropolitan Area coronavirus coordination group stated on Thursday evening that the capital region has now moved to the spreading phase in the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, November 9, Estonia reimposes quarantine for travelers from Finland because of the heightened infection rate.
On Thursday, the government decided on new restrictions related to border control.
The quarantine is not mandatory for countries with an infection rate of 50 or lower.
The decree was adopted under the new temporary provisions of the Communicable Diseases Act and will remain in force until December 15, 2020.
Here’s what we know about the events surrounding the data breach of Psychotherapy Center Vastaamo.
Pharmaceutical companies have begun planning the supply chain for an anticipated vaccine against the coronavirus.
Government Adopts Resolution on Local and Regional Recommendations to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
In its resolution adopted on October 23, the government outlines national and regional recommendations aiming to support regional measures to curb the spread of the pandemic and help get it under control.
Finland’s regions will be supported by more than 100 million euros to help their recovery efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Posti Group Oyj will lay off about 90 experts and supervisors after concluding its negotiations for job redundancies.
Customer Capacity of Bars and Nightclubs Could be Limited to Half; Cafes Allowed to Serve for 75 Percent
In the future, restaurants are categorized into those that focus on serving alcohol and those that serve food. The latter includes cafeterias.
Finnair will cut about 700 jobs because of the market changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The redundancies will be implemented by the end of March 2021.
From Espoo to the Moon; Nokia Partners with NASA to Build First High-Performance Mobile Network on the Lunar Surface
Nokia’s technology will establish the first LTE communications system on the moon.
Failing to follow the new legislation could lead to a penalty of 100 euros, or a fine.
The Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel is investing over a billion U.S. dollars in preparing a comprehensive five-year program to modernize copper processing at its site in Monchegorsk.
Finnish airport operator Finavia will now require all passengers and other visitors to its airports to wear a face mask for the entire visit.
As a result of the government’s decision on Thursday, Finland will restrict travel from the Schengen area beginning on October 12.
New rules concerning the opening hours of restaurants come into effect on Thursday, October 8.
The restaurants will close at 23:00, and they are allowed to take in only half of their usual number of customers.
The changing travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic have forced the state-owned airline to reduce flights to about 75 a day.
Finnish Forest Industry to End Collective Bargaining; Companies’ Needs Will Be Better Met, According to Metsä Group’s CEO
The decision, according to Metsä Group’s CEO Ilkka Hämälä, will enable the forest industry in Finland to continue thriving.
NoHo Partners Begins Negotiations for Layoffs Affecting 1,300 in Response to Restrictions on Restaurants
As the Finnish government limits opening hours of restaurants in order to combat the second wave of the pandemic, the industry prepares for more layoffs.
The two companies join forces to reach new markets.
Some restaurants could be ordered to close as early as 23:00 depending on how fast the coronavirus is spreading in the particular area.
The government has adopted a decision on restrictions on entry into the country, which will enter into force on Monday.
Corona Dogs Detect the First Passengers Infected With Covid-19 at Helsinki Airport; Here’s How the Testing Works
The corona dogs trained to detect the Covid-19 disease identified the first passengers positive with the virus on Thursday.
Konecranes is planning to lay off workers in Hyvinkää and Hämeenlinna.
The evacuation of all 200 passengers began on Sunday afternoon and ended in the early evening.
Neste Oyj is planning to shut down its refinery operations in Naantali. In addition, their Porvoo refinery would focus on co-processing renewable and circular raw materials.
Here’s the full list of countries from where travelers can and cannot enter Finland without self-quarantine.
Passengers from countries with a coronavirus infection rate of fewer than 25 cases per 100,000 people in the previous 14 days will be able to enter Finland without a voluntary quarantine.
Finnair serves 42 destinations in October, but frequencies will be reduced on almost all routes.
Posti Group Oyj aims to cut jobs from about 130 people to save costs and manage losses.
In August, Finnair carried 193,000 passengers, which is 85.8% less than in the corresponding period of 2019.
The Finnish Customs’ preliminary statistics reveal a decline in Finland’s international trade in goods.
This weekend banking services of Nordea and OP will have interruptions when their IT systems will be maintained.
The temporary act would apply to tour operator bankruptcies and when the coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancelation of the travel package.
Finland has decided to take part in the joint EU agreement to purchase coronavirus vaccines.
The guidelines included a misspelling.
However, events or gatherings can exceed 50 people if the organizers can follow the guidelines set by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The Finnish government has decided to reintroduce travel restrictions on many countries.
Here are the occasions we know about so far.
The value of new orders in manufacturing in Finland was 11.8% lower in June 2020 than twelve months earlier.
Travel Restrictions Reinstated on Netherlands, Belgium and Andorra; Opening Borders to Sweden Considered
The Finnish government has 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.
Expectations of one’s own and Finland’s economy strengthened in July compared to June, according to the latest consumer confidence survey released by Statistics Finland on Monday.
Hundreds of new city bikes are going to be available in the city center from the last week of July.
During 2019, for the first time, more contactless payments were made than card payments with a PIN code, according to the Bank of Finland.
Finnair has received permission from Chinese authorities to begin operating one weekly flight as of July 23 between Helsinki and Shanghai.
In negotiations on the European Union’s massive spending package to fight the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Finland reached many of its objectives.
Neither the number of seats nor the opening hours are limited. Alcohol may be served until four in the morning.
In a competition called Reto CDMX, the challenge was to come up with IT solutions to tackle urban mobility and solid waste management, a couple of key areas that could see improvement in Mexico City.
“Together with the team we will focus on creating shareholder value and delivering on Fiskars Group’s purpose of making the everyday extraordinary,” Nathalie Ahlström said.
The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
Finland lifts border restrictions for Germany, China, Japan and others, beginning on July 13.
Health authorities have become aware of several cases where a passenger traveling with a cruise ferry has afterwards been diagnosed with a Covid-19 infection.
Air traffic has started to pick up in Finland. Several airlines operating in Finland are starting to add more and more flights.
Two studies aimed to find out if the busy traffic at the central West Harbor could be relocated to Vuosaari, eastern Helsinki.
One of the most famous tourist magnets in Helsinki turns into an assortment of allotment gardens, almost ready for customers.
Nordic Business Forum, one of the leading annual business conferences, will be rescheduled to 2021 in Helsinki.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Argentine President Alberto Fernández discussed deepening cooperation between their countries.
The new finance minister has been involved in Finnish politics for four decades.
As the government eases restrictions and summer begins, bars in Helsinki welcome people to their sun-lit terraces.
The City of Helsinki is preparing to transform the Senate Square into a new commercial meeting space in the summer.
The layoffs concern all employees in Finland, about 6,100.
For both airliners, the joint venture is another step to deepen their cooperation that began last year.
Viking Line and Tallink Grupp suspend most of its ferry operations. S Group closes restaurants.
Finnair Cuts 90 Percent of Its Capacity From Beginning of April; Maintains Critical Air Connections for Finland
“We cannot fly customers in a situation where we may not be able to fly them back home.”
Finnair has already canceled approximately 1,400 flights from its network and is now further adjusting its network to the decreased demand.
Finnair will adjust its resourcing to the situation and will start negotiations on planned temporary layoffs affecting the entire Finnair personnel based in Finland.
Lundmark is currently the president and CEO of Fortum, a Finnish energy company based in Espoo, where he was considered a very successful leader.
Finland Cancels All Flights to Mainland China Until the End of the Winter Season Because of Coronavirus
“The coronavirus situation has led to a temporary decline in air travel between China and Europe,” Finnair says.
Turkka Kuusisto Appointed President and CEO of Posti Group; Kuusisto: Posti’s Aim is to Carefully Listen to Customers’ Needs
“Posti’s operating environment is undergoing an unprecedented transformation, and I take my appointment as Posti’s president and CEO as a great sign of confidence.”