A worker at the prime minister’s official residence, Kesäranta, has possibly been exposed to the coronavirus after a member of the person’s close circle tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) on April 22. Picture: Lauri Heikkinen / The Finnish Government

The individual who was working at Kesäranta has been in quarantine ever since the appearance of the symptoms within the close circle, and the individual remains asymptomatic.

According to the prime minister’s office, this individual did not meet or encounter Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) or her family members or her advisory staff while working in Kesäranta. “The possibility of exposure is extremely low,” the prime minister’s office says in a statement.

Still, as a precautionary measure, Prime Minister Marin will continue her work using remote access arrangements. She is also going to be tested for the coronavirus, but currently, according to the prime minister’s office she is “asymptomatic and feeling fine.”

Tony Öhberg