Prime Minister Marin’s first COVID-19 test comes back negative
Government Communications Department 17.10.2020 14.34 | Published in English on 17.10.2020 at 15.07PRESS RELEASE Tiedote 659/2020
The COVID-19 test taken by Prime Minister Sanna Marin upon her arrival in Finland has come back negative. The Prime Minister will continue to self-isolate and will be tested again on Monday. Her period of self-isolation will end if her second COVID-19 test also comes back negative.
Official media, We have been informed that Prime Minister Marin was in the same room as a Member of Parliament who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the joint hearing of the Grand Committee and the Cabinet Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as elsewhere on Parliament premises.
For this reason, the Prime Minister has left the European Council meeting today and has asked Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to represent Finland for the remainder of the meeting.
The Prime Minister will immediately return to Finland, where she will be tested for COVID-19. She will then begin self-isolating at Kesäranta.