Covid-19 confirmed cases in Finland and other countries

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Experts are concerned that the COVID- 19 pandemic could have long-lasting effects on the psychological wellbeing of individuals, eventually culminating in a public mental health crisis. 

COVID- 19 and the subsequent panic, uncertainty and isolation have led to a widespread rise in cases of anxiety and depression. Mental health professionals warn that given current conditions, everyone is at risk for these diseases. 

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Autumn landscape with wooden jetty, forest and lake in Finland

A DRY WIND is set to descend from the mountains of Norway, bringing unusually warm temperatures to Finland next month.  
According to the forecast from Foreca, low pressure will result in steady rainfall and mild weather this week. Temperatures are expected to reach 1-3° C in Lapland and 3-6° C in the South and Central regions. 

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Miniature pigs, also known as mini-pigs, pot-bellied pigs and teacup pigs, are pigs that are bred to be relatively small in size. The animals have witnessed a surge in popularity in the country, with a growing number of Finns adopting them as pets. 

According to Iltasanomat, the number of pet miniature pigs in the country is currently estimated at 1,600.

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Vandalism on the rise in Sweden/TT NEWS AGENCY,Lehtikuva

While the average person is buying eggs for their household needs, a youth gang in Sweden is now using them to create chaos.

Youths have been witnessed throwing eggs at buildings, store fronts, houses, parked cars, moving cars and even directly at families who are enjoying their day at the park.  Police were able to locate the stores which the youth gang was buying eggs from, and made the store owners aware of the current situation.  

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Storm Aila, which was named after today’s name day in the Finnish calendar, left more than 90 thousand homes across Finland without electricity. Repairs of damages will take several days.

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Finnish Meteorological Institute weather map for Thursday 17.09.2020

The Biggest storm of 2020 so far is expected to hit Finland as early as Wednesday morning and last until Thursday night. The Finnish Meteorologists have issued warnings of strong winds of up to 25m/second, abundant rainfall across Finland and high waves of up to 7meters in the Baltic sea.

Strong fall storms usually arrive later in November to December when the leaves have already dropped.

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Designer Minna Parikka and Matti Puro/Heikki Saukkomaa

As the world is preparing for the second wave of Covid-19, Finland’s MTV3 channel is launching the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars. The popular international TV format has lasted 12 seasons in Finland where it has been a launchpad for celebrities into politics and ex politicians and retired athletes to the stage under a different spotlight.

Even though Keeping the recommended two meters distance is impossible while dancing, it has not been restricted in the regulations of social distancing. Covid-19 has restricted and cancelled several of events in 2020. 

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In this file photo taken on August 22, 2020 German army emergency personnel load into their ambulance the stretcher that was used to transport Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny at Berlin's Charite hospital, where Navalny will be treated after his medical evacuation to Germany following a suspected poisoning. - Navalny was critically ill in a hospital in Siberia after a suspected poisoning, a small Berlin-based NGO has been leading the charge to bring him from hospital in the city of Omsk to Germany for treatment. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

In a Statement by the President of the Republic of Finland on the case of Alexei Navalny published on the official website of the presidents office yesterday, President Niinistö states that: "The news coming from the German government today on Alexei Navalny are worrying. The use of a chemical weapon is shocking. It is important for the whole international community to get as full a clarity as possible of what happened."

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The tracing app that has been under development for months is finally ready and can be downloaded from application stores.

Koronavilkku is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus. If you have a coronavirus test and are diagnosed as infected, you can use the app to share this anonymously with those you have been in close contact with. Your privacy is strongly protected.

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