Finland Yle Uutiset

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:15:43 +0300
Helsinki confirms coronavirus case at Finland's biggest amusement park 
A group visited the park in the afternoon of 26 July and may have spread the illness to other visitors.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:35:24 +0300
Police use of force on rise in past decade
Officers have also increasingly made use of Taser guns since the non-lethal weapons were introduced 15 years ago.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:08:55 +0300
Youth unemployment count swells by 50,000 during corona crisis
The coronavirus shock has made it more difficult for young people to transition to working life, one researcher says.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:04:52 +0300
Essential workers: Thais to pick 90% of berries for Finnish firm
The midseason arrival of hundreds of Thai berry pickers is set to keep an Ostrobothnian company afloat, the firm says.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:40:00 +0300
Helsinki Airport opens coronavirus test point
Voluntary testing of passengers for novel coronavirus began at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport on Monday.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:20:00 +0300
Coronavirus contact tracing app trials begin in Helsinki, Tampere
The app will make it easier to contact people who may have been exposed to the virus and to cut the infection chain.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:59:00 +0300
Cruise line suspends one-way trips from Sweden
Tallink Silja will continue to offer passengers return trips for essential purposes such as work.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:16:07 +0300
Monday's papers: Congrats to the PM, face masks, retailers hoping for a boost
In the Finnish press, an outpouring of warm wishes for the prime minister and a face mask recommendation confirmed.

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:45:50 +0300
THL set to recommend face mask use
According to Mika Salminen from the health agency, Finland needs new methods to suppress a possible second wave of the pandemic.

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:32:29 +0300
Prime Minister Sanna Marin weds long-term partner
Marin announced the union on her Instagram account.

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:24:52 +0300
Experts urge testing and hygiene vigilance as Finland opens up
From this weekend the 500-person limit on indoor gatherings is removed, under certain conditions.

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:43:33 +0300
Four dead in black Saturday on Finland's roads
Fatalities occurred in Tuusula, Heinola, Karkkila and Kangasniemi.

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 18:05:44 +0300
Yle poll: Green movers and shakers ready to collapse government over climate change
The Green Party wants action to end peat-burning in Finland.

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 16:06:19 +0300
One more mother returns to Finland from al-Hol camp
The family left al-Hol without help from the Finnish government.

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:54:20 +0300
Finnish coronavirus vaccine to start trials, but won’t be ready till 2021
The first vaccines may well get licensed this year, but Finland might not get enough doses of those.

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 11:32:25 +0300
Estonia’s ambassador in Helsinki quits, takes parting shot at leading Estonian politicians
Harri Tiido reckons the conservative nationalist Ekre party’s statements have reduced Estonia’s room to manoeuvre internationally.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:00:17 +0300
Hygiene expert: How to wear a face mask properly
Cover both the mouth and nose, don't reuse masks without washing, and follow good hand hygiene, experts say.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:22:39 +0300
Research group says "face masks work", criticises ministry report
A Finnish research team found that masks reduced the risk of illness for users by a third.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 16:54:39 +0300
PM Marin warns of second wave risk as restrictions end
Restrictions may be reintroduced if Finland’s coronavirus situation deteriorates, the Prime Minister said on Twitter.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:36:16 +0300
Real estate market recovers after spring slump
Prices rose slightly in the Greater Helsinki region.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:17:10 +0300
Nokia reports "better than expected" Q2 profits
The coronavirus crisis and declining sales in China have affected the company's revenue.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:26:25 +0300
Transport ministry denies public alternative to private Tallinn tunnel plan
Estonian minister cites "environmental, economic and safety" concerns with the Finest Bay Area Development's proposal.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 20:18:27 +0300
Festivals gear up for August as top doc raises doubts over rush to rescind ban on big events
Finland is to allow larger events from 1 August.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 19:19:06 +0300
Fewer parking fines for diplomats in Helsinki – but some don't pay anyway
Embassy staff from Turkey, Russia and China rack up the most fines – and are least likely to pay them.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:50:52 +0300
Daycare centres take strict coronavirus line, bar sniffly kids even after negative test results
There are conflicting guidelines on children with symptoms.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:22:02 +0300
APN Podcast: Face masks and forests on holiday agenda in Finland
Domestic holidays offer the benefit of silence, when not listening to podcasts.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:21:59 +0300
Yle survey: Most telecommuters glad to return to workplaces as guidelines change
Nearly six out of 10 people who have been doing remote work say they're happy to return to physical workplaces.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:02:43 +0300
Saarikko challenges Kulmuni for Centre Party leadership
Two-time cabinet minister Annika Saarikko is already a strong favourite to replace Katri Kulmuni as Centre chair.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:30:19 +0300
Finland to begin coronavirus testing at seaports and airports
Testing of passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa airport will begin by next week at the latest.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:16:24 +0300
11-year sentence in Hells Angels drug trial
Finnish police had worked closely with their Dutch counterparts to tackle the importing of amphetamines into Finland.