Four seasons did not suffice for Laplanders and the Sami people in the olden days. Instead, they structured time into eight periods
The situation with the coronavirus epidemic has changed over the past few days and the epidemic area currently covers mainland China, Iran, South Korea and all of Italy.
More than 2,000 cases in total have been diagnosed in Italy by 3 March, most of which have been recorded in the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto. The majority of the cases have been diagnosed during the past two weeks.
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has updated its health care guidelines based on the new information. Rapid identification of cases is important so that measures can be taken to prevent other people from contracting the disease.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs currently recommends avoiding unnecessary travel in the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto regions.
If you have travelled in the epidemic area and are experiencing sudden symptoms of a respiratory tract infection such as fever, cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of leaving the region, do the following:
THL is monitoring and assessing the situation together with the European Centre for Disease Prevention (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). THL will provide information and instructions as the situation develops: Latest information on coronavirus COVID-19.
More information about koronavirus situation on City of Rovaniemi website.