Recommendations for wearing face coverings and face masks and for remote work.
On Thursday 13 August, the Government adopted in its plenary session resolutions on recommendations for wearing face coverings and face masks and for remote work. The Government discussed the matter in its informal meeting held earlier today.
The press conference was attended by Prime Minister Sanna Marin and public officials responsible for the matters at hand.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin said masks should be worn in situations where social distancing is not possible, such as on public transport.
Prior to Thursday, Finland had not officially backed the use of masks.
Marin clarified the new quarantine rules for travelers from high-risk countries. She said the government had no legal grounds to order general quarantines.
However, local health authorities and doctors were able to mandate coronavirus tests and quarantine decisions for travelers arriving from high-risk countries, Reuters quoted the PM as saying.