THE MINISTRY FOR SOCIAL AFFAIRS AND HEALTH has announced that coronavirus testing points will be rolled out at ports across Finland, with the intention of boosting testing capacity for arrivals from high-risk countries in particular.
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A GROUP OF MINISTERS FROM THE GREEN PARTY HAVE OUTLINED PROPOSALS to attract 80,000 foreign workers to Finland in order to plug knowledge gaps and stimulate growth in the Finnish economy, which has been battered by the coronavirus.
FINLAND'S INTERIOR MINISTER HAS TAKEN TO TWITTER TO RECOMMEND the wearing of face masks among the general public, saying that masks should be worn in any space where a physical distance to other people cannot be maintained
A THICK VEIL OF FOG DESCENDED ON CENTRAL HELSINKI earlier this morning, covering much of the capital within ten minutes of arriving and staying for about an hour before dissipating completely.
THE FINNISH GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL BE REINTRODUCING travel restrictions on those arriving from The Netherlands, Belgium, and Andorra following an increase in the rate of new infections in those countries.
THE EMBASSY OF FINLAND IN BEIRUT HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN 'COMPLETELY DESTROYED' following a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital yesterday. One Finnish national is also reported to have been injured in the blast.
SOME FINNISH SUPERMARKET CHAINS HAVE REPORTED A TENFOLD increase in the sale of personal face masks over the course of the past few days, following reports over the weekend that THL will be recommending the use of face masks in public spaces.
THE CITY OF HELSINKI HAS WARNED THAT CORONAVIRUS SAFETY MEASURES should be "stepped up" in response to a number of recent public exposure incidents, including one at Linnanmäki that occurred last week.
POLICE HAVE COMPLETED THEIR PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INTO THE EXPLOSION that took place in Mäkkylä, Espoo in May. They have ruled that the perpetrator had committed suicide and prepared an explosive device with the intent of harming police officers.
PRIME MINISTER SANNA MARIN HAS TAKEN TO TWITTER to remind people that there remains a risk of coronavirus "escalating again" and the "restrictions can be reintroduced" at any time if the spread of the disease worsens.