Coronavirus Minister Saarikko For the Future of Rural Affairs: In the future, interest rate restrictions must be adjusted even more according to the need for hospital care

According to Saarikko, it is even more important for the city center to take into account the economic and social disadvantages when considering restrictions.

The Treasury minister, President of the Center Annika Saarikko evaluates In an interview with Rural Futurethat, as vaccine coverage increases, corona limits will need to be further adjusted according to the number of patients admitted to hospital.

Now the tightness of the restrictions is adjusted based on the stages of the epidemic. The steps, in turn, are defined in particular on the basis of infection rates and the proportion of positive samples found in corona tests.

The worst of the epidemic is the spread phase, to which the Helsinki metropolitan area, Pirkanmaa and Southwest Finland moved on Tuesday.

Government will meet tomorrow, Thursday to negotiate corona measures. The government is expected to update the strategy guiding Finland’s corona operations, as the corona situation has changed. Decisions on a new interest rate strategy are scheduled for mid-August.

The infection rates in Finland are grown strongly, but the number of hospital admissions has not increased proportionately. The situation is facilitated by the increase in vaccination coverage. At least 66 percent of the population has already received at least the first vaccination.

According to Saarikko, it is even more important for the city center to take into account the economic and social disadvantages when considering restrictions.

“Protecting young people from harm in particular is very important. The hobbies of upper secondary, secondary and tertiary students should no longer be closed down and young people should be vaccinated,” he says to the Rural Future.

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