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Coronavirus latest: Over 1,900 cases in Finland, restaurants and bars closed
This article includes the latest updates on the novel coronavirus outbreak in Finland.
- 1,927 lab-confirmed infections as of Sunday morning (5.4)
- THL reports 114 patients in hospital, with 73 in intensive care as of Sunday. Fatalities stood at 25 (as of Saturday afternoon 4.4)
- Restaurants and bars closed on Friday night, except for takeout sales
5.4 10:10 1,927 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in Finland
Finland had 1,927 lab-confirmed novel coronavirus cases as of 8.55am on Sunday 5 April. The number of patients receiving hospital treatment was 114, with 73 in intensive care. The number of fatalities from the disease stood at 25 as of Saturday, 4 April.
4.4. 18:22 Restaurants may default on debts within weeks
The nation’s restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs are shuttered through May at least, with only take-out sales allowed.
An Aalto University study predicts that as many as half of firms in the sector could be in serious financial difficulties a month from now. Within three months, 70-80 percent may be at risk of defaulting on debts, it says.
Timo Lappi, CEO of the Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa, says that the number of bankruptcies in the branch depends partly on whether restaurants are obliged to pay rent during the crisis. Lappi says that some of the large rental companies have been willing to compromise, but far from all.
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4.4. 15:28 THL reports 25 fatalities
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said on Saturday afternoon that 25 people have have died of Covid-19 complications, up by five within one day.
Seventeen of the fatalities were in the Helsinki-Uusimaa hospital district, with six in the Kuopio University Hospital district in eastern Finland.
The agency said there were 187 patients in hospital, 73 of them in intensive care. The latter figure was up by just one from the day before.
4.4. 14:40 Virus spreads to old-age homes, 3 deaths in Savo
Three very elderly people have died of Covid-19 complications at a care facility in Upper Savo. Other residents and staff members have confirmed infections.
The home is overseen by the Ylä-Savon SOTE Joint Municipal Authority, based in Iisalmi, North Savo. It says that those with confirmed infections are in isolation and that those who have been exposed have been contacted and quarantined.
Infections have been confirmed at old-age homes run by major private care operators Mehiläinen, Attendo and Esperi Care, including residents and staffers.
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