A pos­si­ble coro­n­avirus expo­sure dur­ing a bus trip between Kan­nus and Kokko­la on the 15th of Jan­u­ary 2021

Three new cas­es of coro­n­avirus infec­tion have been con­firmed in Soite’s area, as we informed ear­li­er today. The con­tact trac­ing of the third case has now been com­plet­ed and the chain of infec­tion is now known. This means the chains of infec­tion have now been traced when it comes to all three cases.

One of the cas­es involves bus pas­sen­gers pos­si­bly being exposed to a coro­n­avirus infec­tion on Pohjo­la Matka’s route Kan­nus-Kokko­la-Kan­nus on 15th of Jan­u­ary 2021. Coro­n­avirus expo­sure may have occurred on the bus that left Kan­nus on the 15th of Jan­u­ary 2021 at 7.55 am and arrived in Kokko­la at 8.45 am. Like­wise, coro­n­avirus expo­sure may have occurred dur­ing the return trip on the 15th of Jan­u­ary 2021 between 11.35 am and 12.25 pm on Pohjo­la Matka’s bus from Kokko­la to Kannus.

We ask all pas­sen­gers who trav­elled with these bus­es on the 15th of Jan­u­ary 2021 to observe them­selves for any symp­toms and book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing even if they have only mild symptoms.

Late­ly, some­what few­er coro­n­avirus tests than before have been tak­en in Soite’s area, and thus we would like to heav­i­ly stress that you should seek out test­ing even if you have only mild symp­toms indica­tive of the coro­n­avirus, and that you should do this imme­di­ate­ly when symp­toms appear.

Remem­ber to use facial masks accord­ing to rec­om­men­da­tions!

Stop the spread of the coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Cough in your sleeve or in a tissue
  • Keep a distance to other people
  • Use a mask
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing early and even if you only have mild symptoms
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • When it’s your turn, take the coronavirus vaccine.

It is impor­tant to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you only have mild symptoms!

Con­tact us electronically:

You can con­tact Soite’s infec­tion recep­tion by fill­ing in the coro­n­avirus symp­tom check-up in the Omaolo ser­vice at: If your symp­toms require it, your con­tact infor­ma­tion can be con­veyed to Soite or you can book a time your­self via the Omaolo ser­vice to the dri­ve-in test­ing site. The link for mak­ing a book­ing is offered after the symp­tom check-up has been filled in, if your symp­toms require a coro­n­avirus test.

Con­tact us by phone:

The coro­n­avirus helpline is open on week­days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on week­ends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., phone 06 828 7499 (adults, over 16-year-old per­sons who are ill). Soite’s pae­di­atric emer­gency clin­ic is open around the clock 24/7, phone 06 826 4444 (for per­sons younger than 16). If you require urgent care, call Soite’s com­mon emer­gency clin­ic (i.e. yhteispäivystys/samjouren), phone 116 117.


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