Four seasons did not suffice for Laplanders and the Sami people in the olden days. Instead, they structured time into eight periods
The coronavirus situation has changed. The epidemic area currently covers mainland China, Iran, South Korea and Italy, and now also Tyrol in Austria and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.
“The plan is to identify infections in travellers arriving from risk areas. Further infections can be reduced by studying the chains of infection and identifying people exposed to the virus”, says Director Mika Salminen.
The goal is to limit and slow down the start of an epidemic.
“The epidemic areas are reassessed on a daily basis. We may soon be facing a situation in which you can catch coronavirus in any European country”, Salminen says.
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.
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 on THL's website
Information about coronavirus situation on City of Rovaniemi website