Prime Minister Marin will continue working remotely. She feels good and the symptoms are mild.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) has tested negative for the coronavirus. “While the respiratory symptoms continue I will continue working remotely for now,” Prime Minister Marin said on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. “It’s important that one doesn’t go to work with symptoms and in result subject others [to the virus]. I feel good and the symptoms are mild.”


In a message sent by Marin to Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat, Marin said that “the situation is similar to other families.” “Child has begun day care after the summer break, and this way I have gotten my symptoms as well,” she said.


Marin and her husband have a daughter, Emma, who was born in January 2018.