Turku becomes the first city in Finland to recommend wearing face mask when traveling with public transport. However, the data supporting the benefits of wearing a cloth mask are limited.
The responsibility in keeping the pandemic in control in Finland is now mostly on the shoulders of citizens and visitors.
The coronavirus pandemic situation in Finland is stable, according to the latest assessment by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
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.
According to the new numbers released on Monday, there are 7,398 confirmed coronavirus infections in Finland.
An option to purchase an empty adjacent seat is another effort to tackle the coronavirus spread.
HSL will introduce changes to certain routes in an effort to cut operating costs in the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The new restrictions will come into effect on Monday, July 27.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) is going to begin her vacation on Thursday.
During 2019, for the first time, more contactless payments were made than card payments with a PIN code, according to the Bank of Finland.
The new numbers, according to THL, do not reflect a rapid daily increase in infections.
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.
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.
The hand grenade was found among the recycled items that had arrived for sale.
One person was injured in an explosion during maintenance work at the Helsinki City Theatre on Monday afternoon. View pictures of the police operation.
The rescue department located two fire spots. The larger comprised about 44 hectares.
This week the weather will become cooler. Rains, winds and thunders are ahead for the entire country.
Finland opens borders for more countries. Recommendations for remote work to be removed as well as the age restriction to avoid physical contact.
Sunny weather and temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius or more will prevail in Finland this week.
Here are the latest statistics for the coronavirus outbreak.
A group of teenagers turned violent against the police who were on a mission to break up a mass brawl at the Hietaniemi beach between the night of Friday and Saturday.
Here’s our guide to Midsummer.
The weather for this week can be described with one word: hot.
Hot weather is likely in most parts of the country from Friday through Sunday and after that.
The driverless bus is set to begin rolling in Helsinki’s Pasila district on Wednesday.
Most of the days until Sunday are likely to be sunny and very warm.
Matti Vanhanen is currently the speaker of the parliament. He is also the former prime minister, who served between 2003-2010.
His video tour will begin in Taipalsaari and Tampere on Wednesday, and on Friday he will open a remote connection to Suonenjoki and Seinäjoki.
The weekend forecast is looking rainy and windy.
On Thursday morning, spray-painted slogans against racism greeted the chief sacristan of the Helsinki Cathedral parish.
Over 3,000 People Join the Black Lives Matter Protest in Helsinki; ‘I am So Very Proud of Finland,’ Says Organizer
“I am in shock that so many people attended,” says Andrea Moukoko, one of the organizers.
During the last period (May 25–31 2020) no new cases were reported in eight hospital districts.
The rumble in the sky heard in various parts of the country on Thursday salute the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces.
In support of the impassioned rallies across the U.S., a Black Lives Matter march is to take place in Helsinki on Wednesday.
As the government eases restrictions and summer begins, bars in Helsinki welcome people to their sun-lit terraces.
The Police Officers Who Were Injured After an Explosive Went Off Have Been Released From the Hospital
The officers were injured after an explosive went off when they during the call opened the door to the apartment. Later a man, 41, was found dead in the apartment.
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.
13 students are exposed to the virus and have been transferred to home quarantine on Tuesday where they will continue learning through remote connections.
11 Students Transferred to Quarantine in Mäntsälä After Staff Member of the School Contracts Coronavirus
The school has taken measures against the virus by, for example, marking the floors with tape.
Restaurants and cafeterias are going to be open on June 1. On Tuesday, the government told us about the details.
A total of 17 students and four teachers have been exposed to the virus and are now in home quarantine.
The Finnish Air Force will undertake two live air exercises in the following weeks.
All government ministers switched to remote work yesterday by the decision of Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) as a precautionary measure.
Two Ministers of the Finnish Government Possibly Exposed to the Coronavirus; The Government Begins Remote Work
The ministers in question have been in the same space with a person who is suspected of being infected with the coronavirus.
Here’s a list of the measures to be lifted.
The police will be monitoring the restrictions regarding gatherings and food and beverage service establishments in a visible manner on May Day.
The government’s decision is based on health authorities’ assessment; the restrictions to tackle the coronavirus spread are going to be lifted on early childhood education and care and those on primary and lower secondary education.
According to the Finnish Immigration Service MIGRI, the incomers will mostly be children without a guardian and single-parent families.
The National Veterans’ Day is honored by a virtual choir, by the state leadership and by the Finnish Defence Forces.
A worker at the prime minister’s official residence was possibly exposed for the coronavirus. As a precautionary measure, Prime Minister Marin was tested.
As a coronavirus precaution, the staff of the Helsinki zoo will now keep their distance to the numerous tigers and monkeys on the island.
“My hope is that, like always, the crowning of Manta could mark the beginning of vappu, while also bringing joy to the vappu at-home celebrations,” says Mayor Jan Vapaavuori of Helsinki.
As a precautionary measure, Prime Minister Sanna Marin will continue her work using remote access arrangements.
The government has decided to ban public gatherings and events of over 500 people until July 31.
Today, the government is to make preliminary plans for lifting restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. However, summer festivals could be banned.
The number of deaths has risen significantly because the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District has released statistics of the fatalities in its nursing homes.
The number of infections has grown by 85, since our last update on Sunday.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization WHO talked on the phone of the international virus situation.
The number of infections has grown by 120, since our last update on Thursday.
In the Finnish government’s point of view: “The WHO is leading the global effort to prepare for and respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Many parts of Finland were covered in snow on Thursday morning.
According to the government, when the restrictions of movement to and from the Uusimaa region came into effect on March 28, the coronavirus infections were spreading more rapidly in the Uusimaa region than in the rest of the country.
The rate of infections among Helsinki’s Somali-speaking community has quickly begun to rise.
For both airliners, the joint venture is another step to deepen their cooperation that began last year.
PM Marin: Uusimaa Border Likely to Reopen in 10 Days; Police to Increase Supervision at Checkpoints for Easter
The Uusimaa lockdown will likely be lifted on April 19. The police recommend staying home for Easter.
The number of infections has grown by 118, since our last update on Wednesday morning.
After the Technical Research Center of Finland VTT analyzed the masks they concluded that the material is not suitable for hospital use; “it doesn’t meet the European standards.”
The number of infections has grown by 132, since our last update on Monday morning.
They will remain closed to customers until May 31, 2020.
Included is a comprehensive list of the recent measures to tackle the spreading of the coronavirus.
Finland is the happiest country in the world for the third time in a row, reveals the 2020 World Happiness Report.
The ringing of the bells in all of Finland’s Lutheran, Orthodox and Catholic churches at 10:55-11:00 on Friday commemorated the exact moment when the war ended.
#IamSuomiToo Campaign Launches Petition for Better Access to Mental Health Care for All Finnish Residents
The petition hopes to raise awareness about unequitable access to mental health care affecting foreign residents.
Finnish Heavyweight Boxer Robert Helenius Knocks Down His Polish Opponent Kownacki in the Fourth; Helenius Earns a Shot at the Title
Robert Helenius, 36, wins the most important fight of his career in Brooklyn, New York.
Finnish Heavyweight Boxer Helenius Faces Polish Kownacki in Brooklyn Tonight; Winner Nears a Title Shot
“I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t believe in myself anymore.”
“On this flag day we can celebrate Tove Jansson’s profound impact on Finnish art and literature, while also celebrating great Finnish works of art more widely.”
Prime Minister Marin will also give an open lecture at Columbia University entitled “The Climate Sustainable Welfare Society: Is it the Model of the Future?”
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Helsinki: We Appreciate That Finland Is Not Part of a Military Union
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (the Green League) and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met for their first official talks today at the House of the Estates in Helsinki.