Government declares a state of emergency in Finland over coronavirus outbreak

The Government decided on additional measures to address the coronavirus outbreak in Finland. The aim of the measures is to protect the population and to safeguard the functioning of society and the economy. The measures will be in force until 13 April 2020. The Government has announced, in cooperation with the President of the Republic, that there is a state of emergency in the country as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Government and the competent authorities will implement the decisions and recommendations in accordance with the Emergency Powers Act, the Communicable Diseases Act and other legislation. The competent authorities will issue further instructions in accordance with their responsibilities. The Government will submit a decree implementing the Emergency Powers Act to Parliament on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

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