Information on the coronavirus situation on the 20th of May 2020
Soite’s coronavirus task group has a daily meeting and updates the situational picture. The situation is still calm in Soite’s area and the preparations proceed according to plan.
The situation is unchanged: No new coronavirus cases have been found today in Soite’s area. No coronavirus patients are cared for on wards. Overall, 23 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Soite’s area.
The situation is calm at the infection receptions and on the coronavirus helpline. Coronavirus tests are done with a low threshold when a person has symptoms of the coronavirus.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) have updated the coronavirus instructions for persons over the age of 70. Soite encourages the senior citizens in the area and their friends and relatives to read the instructions and to act correspondingly.
Links to THL’s instructions:
”Ikääntyneen on syytä välttää koronavirustartuntaa – hyvinvointiin ja toimintakykyyn kannattaa kiinnittää huomiota” (It is recommended that the senior citizens try to avoid a coronavirus infection — it is also recommended that they take care of their wellbeing and functional capacity)
”Ikääntyneet – ohjeita yli 70-vuotiaille” (Senior citizens — instructions for persons over the age of 70)
Updated instructions for everyday life for persons over the age of 70 during the coronavirus epidemic:
- Be in contact with your friends and relatives in a safe way: it is preferable to meet them outside, maintain a safe distance
- Take care of your health: be outside, exercise, eat a variety of foods and eat regularly.
- See to the treatment of possible chronic diseases; do not cancel doctor’s appointments unnecessarily.
It is still of utmost importance to keep a safe distance of about 2 meters and to maintain a good hand hygiene.
We inform about the coronavirus situation on public holidays and on weekends only if the situational picture changes.