The mayor announced his possible exposure on Twitter.
Helsinki mayor Jan Vapaavuori (kok) may have been exposed to the coronavirus and is undergoing voluntary quarantine. Vapaavuori reported on the matter on his Twitter account on Saturday.
“I just got information about a possible Korona exposure. That’s why I’m retiring to voluntary quarantine, ”Vapaavuori writes in his tweet.
“That’s why I also can’t get to the Olympic Committee’s annual meeting, which is about to start, but will attend it remotely.”
Health and according to statistics from the National Institute for Welfare (THL) in Finland on Saturday 469 new coronavirus infections. More than half of them, 309, came to light in the metropolitan area. 188 infections were diagnosed in Helsinki, 62 in Espoo and 59 in Vantaa.
Helsinki Metropolitan Area Corona Coordination Group announced on Thursday that the metropolitan area entered a phase of the coronavirus epidemic. The spread phase is most severe on the three-stage scale of the epidemic.
Restrictions to curb the epidemic are promised for the whole of Uusimaa, including a coordination group said on Friday. From Monday, November 23, indoor events for more than 20 people indoors will be banned for three weeks in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (Hus), among others. In addition, adult recreational activities will be restricted and partial distance learning will be introduced in high schools and vocational training. The use of a face mask is more widely recommended. You can read more about the measures about this thing.