Nasima Razmyar, deputy mayor for culture and leisure at the City of Helsinki, has been infected with the coronavirus. Mayor Jan Vapaavuori of Helsinki and the deputy mayors shift to remote work as a safety measure.

Nasima Razmyar, deputy mayor for culture and leisure at the City of Helsinki, has been infected with Covid-19, the City of Helsinki reported on Thursday morning. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today
Nasima Razmyar, deputy mayor for culture and leisure at the City of Helsinki, has been infected with Covid-19, the City of Helsinki reported on Thursday morning. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

HELSINKI—Nasima Razmyar, deputy mayor for culture and leisure at the City of Helsinki, has been infected with the coronavirus. Her infection was confirmed on Wednesday, according to a news release by the City of Helsinki.

As a precautionary measure, Mayor Jan Vapaavuori and Deputy Mayors Sanna Vesikansa, Anni Sinnemäki and Pia Pakarinen have shifted to remote work because “of a likely exposure [to the virus].”

The epidemiological department of the city has begun contact tracing for others who have possibly been exposed to the virus.