According to Aino-Kaisa Pekonen (the Left Alliance), the minister of social affairs and health, on average, Finland is better prepared to face the coronavirus than many other EU countries. Pekonen was speaking at the press conference arranged by the Finnish government on February 27, 2020. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

On Thursday afternoon, Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP), Minister of Finance Katri Kulmuni (the Centre), Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru (the SDP) and Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen (the Left Alliance) got together to inform about the current details on the coronavirus situation in Finland.

The unifying message was that Finland is well prepared to face and treat any emerging epidemics.

In our video, we interview Taneli Puumalainen, the chief physician at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL, about Finland’s readiness against the coronavirus and wondered if we all should prepare to order some face masks.

Tony Öhberg