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Coronavirus latest: 23 new deaths reported on Thursday, top doctor calls for herd immunity
This article includes the latest updates on the novel coronavirus outbreak in Finland.
- 72 people are now known to have died of Covid-19, with 23 newly recorded cases on Thursday 23.4.
- 206 patients are hospitalised of which 60 in intensive care, THL said on Thursday
- 4,284 lab-confirmed infections as of Thursday (23.4), 155 more than the previous day, out of 71,000 tests carried out
- HUS infection specialist calls for healthy groups to be exposed to virus to build herd immunity
- PM Sanna Marin goes into self isolation after residence worker exposed to virus
- Government announces continuation of restriction on gatherings of 500 people until July 31
23.4 20:40 A stay-at-home summer in Finland
What kind of summer can residents in Finland look forward to? All Points North explores travel in a post-pandemic world and other stories that made headlines this week.
“It’s predicted that inside the country Finns will get to travel, probably. But outside of Finland, I wouldn’t put my hopes up that there would be an awful lot of travelling abroad this summer. It might take as long as a year — or even two —before things get back to normal, or to the so-called new normal,” Yle journalist Sara Rigatelli told APN.
23.4 20:03 Most of Espoo’s Covid-19 deaths clustered at one nursing home
Yle has learned that 10 residents of an Espoo nursing home have died due to coronavirus infections. The Huvilaharju facility is run by Mehiläinen, a private social and healthcare provider.
So far 15 deaths in Espoo have been attributed to coronavirus complications, 10 at Huvilaharju and the rest at hospitals.
The Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland is looking into Huvilaharju’s operations. For more details, read our story here.
23.4 16:38 Two detained over dodgy face mask deal
Police have detained two men in connection with a dodgy deal to provide the state stockpile agency with personal protective equipment (PPE).
Businessman Onni Sarmaste is suspected of of aggravated fraud, and the other man of aggravated money laundering. Read our story here.
23.4 14:32 Senior doctor calls for healthy groups to be exposed to virus to spread immunity
Restrictions designed to stem the spread of Covid-19 should be gradually lifted so that certain groups can be allowed to build immunity to the coronavirus, HUS senior infection specialist Asko Järvinen has said.
“We should try and allow exposure to the virus by those in the population for whom it is least likely to be dangerous, such as children, young people and adults. And try and keep older sections of the population away from the illness,” the chief infectious diseases physician told Yle.