Five new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Lestijärvi

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has meet­ings reg­u­lar­ly and if need­ed also on week­ends and it updates the sit­u­a­tion­al picture.

Five new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Lesti­järvi in Soite’s area. The infect­ed per­sons are in home iso­la­tion, and the trac­ing of those who have poten­tial­ly been exposed to the virus is in progress. Over­all, 39 coro­n­avirus infec­tions have now been con­firmed in Soite’s area.

As a pre­cau­tion, all pupils and the per­son­nel at the school Lestin koulu (class­es 0–9) will be test­ed for the coro­n­avirus on Mon­day morn­ing 14th of Sep­tem­ber 2020. Pupils with symp­toms are asked to avoid school trans­port, but the par­ents should bring the chil­dren for test­ing. After the tests, the pupils will be in dis­tance education.

As a fur­ther pre­cau­tion, it is pro­hib­it­ed to vis­it the senior hous­ing unit Kotipirt­ti in Lesti­järvi. All res­i­dents and the per­son­nel at Kotipirt­ti will be test­ed for the coro­n­avirus. These tests have already begun.

A rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face masks applies to Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia. A face mask is one method for pre­vent­ing the spread of coro­n­avirus infections.

The use of face masks is rec­om­mend­ed for peo­ple over the age of 15:

  • in public transport
  • when going to coronavirus tests
  • when returning to Finland from a risk country
  • face masks can also be used in other      situations, if it is impossible to maintain safe social distances.

It is, how­ev­er, still of utmost impor­tance to main­tain a safe­ty dis­tance of 1–2 meters any­time this is pos­si­ble, to wash one’s hands, to cough into one’s elbow or into a dis­pos­able hand­ker­chief, to avoid touch­ing one’s face and to avoid pub­lic places if one has symptoms.


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