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Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, intensive care strained

2.12.2021 10.00
The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Finland. More than 8,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported between 22 and 28 November, which is more than 500 cases higher than in the previous week. The incidence of new COVID-19 cases over the last two-week period (15–28 November) was 279 per 100,000 inhabitants. Between 1 and 14 November the incidence of new cases was 201 per 100,000 inhabitants. So far no COVID-19 caused by the new Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in Finland.

Restrictions applicable in community transmission areas to be introduced in Åland

3.12.2021 11.27
The Government has amended the decree restricting the activities of food and beverage service businesses due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Restrictions on food and beverage service businesses that are necessary to prevent the spread of the epidemic will be introduced in Åland.

Restrictions applicable in community transmission areas to be introduced in new regions

2.12.2021 13.56
The Government has amended the decree restricting the activities of food and beverage service businesses due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Restrictions on food and beverage service businesses in community transmission areas will be introduced in the region of Central Finland and the City of Rovaniemi.

Tighter restrictions on food and beverage service businesses

26.11.2021 10.58
The Government has amended the decree that restricts the activities of food and beverage service businesses due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The restrictions on licensing and opening hours will be tightened in areas where the epidemic is in the community transmission phase. In addition, restrictions on food and beverage service businesses will be reintroduced in the region of South Karelia.

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Hanna Sarkkinen
Hanna Sarkkinen
Minister of Social Affairs and Health
Krista Kiuru
Krista Kiuru
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services
Thomas Blomqvist
Thomas Blomqvist
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality
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