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Travel restrictions because of SARS

Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
26.5.2003 11.58
Press release 151/2003

In accordance with WHO recommendations the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has deleted Hong Kong and Guangdong from the list of areas to which all but necessary travel is advised to be restricted because of SARS.

The Ministry further recommends postponing all but necessary travel to Beijing, Tianjin, Taiwan and the Provinces of Shanxi, Hebei and Inner Mongolia in China.

Further information:

Tapani Melkas, Director, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, tel. +358-9-160 73886

Information about SARS:

www.ktl.fi and www.who.org

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