The Koronavilkku app was released at the end of August to help break infection chains in the coronavirus pandemic. Now Prime Minister Sanna Marin has received an alert of possible exposure.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin will participate in government’s negotiations through a remote connection after receiving an alert for a possible coronavirus exposure. Photograph: Laura Kotila/The Finnish government

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) has transferred to remote work after receiving an alert of a possible Covid-19 exposure via the Koronavilkku application.

Prime Minister Marin was supposed to physically participate in the government’s negotiations on travel restrictions at the House of the Estates on Thursday afternoon but is now joining the negotiations that begun yesterday through a video connection.

“The prime minister will be tested for the coronavirus. She has no symptoms and is feeling fine,” the government’s office noted in a statement.

On Thursday, the government is supposed to come to a conclusion about lifting travel restrictions based on a passenger’s certificate of a negative test result for the coronavirus.