One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite and it has led to a mass expo­sure in Kokkola

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area dur­ing the after­noon of Fri­day the 26th of Feb­ru­ary 2021. The case is part of a known chain of infec­tions. The infec­tion has led to a mass expo­sure at Hakalah­den koulu in Kokko­la between the 24th and the 25th of Feb­ru­ary 2021.

Soite has begun to con­tact those who have been exposed and will con­tact every­one who has been exposed as soon as pos­si­ble. Sev­er­al dozens of peo­ple will be placed in quarantine.

We ask that par­tic­u­lar­ly pupils and per­son­nel at Hakalah­den koulu keep an eye on their symp­toms and seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing with a low threshold.

The city of Kokko­la will use the Wilma net­work to inform stu­dents and par­ents lat­er in more detail about how class­es will be arranged after the win­ter holidays

Soite asks young peo­ple in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia to be very care­ful regard­ing their per­son­al coro­na safe­ty and to avoid unnec­es­sary social con­tacts dur­ing the next week. Seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing ear­ly and even if you have only very mild symp­toms indica­tive of the coro­n­avirus.

As the win­ter hol­i­days approach, we also want to remind every­one of THL’s instruc­tions regard­ing safe win­ter holidays:

  • Spend the winter holidays preferably with your closest friends and family and avoid large crowds.
  • Ski tracks, forests, and hills for sledding are the safest places to enjoy the upcoming holiday. The risk of being infected by the coronavirus is low when exercising out of doors.
  • Those with symptoms of the coronavirus disease should not go on any trips. Seek out coronavirus testing immediately:

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia has wors­ened sig­nif­i­cant­ly. It is now of utmost impor­tance to keep the num­ber of close con­tacts to a min­i­mum and to be mind­ful of prop­er use of face masks, safe­ty dis­tances and hand hygiene. Unnec­es­sary social gath­er­ings should be avoided!

If the region­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion requires it, a deci­sion regard­ing a tran­si­tion to the accel­er­a­tion phase will be made in the near future.

Seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing ear­ly and even if you have only very mild symptoms:

  • Online by filling out the corona symptom evaluation at the address:
  • By calling Soite’s coronavirus helpline: 06 828 7499 (open weekdays 8 am to 5 pm and weekends 8 am to 4 pm). Children (for persons younger than 16 who are ill). Soite’s paediatric emergency clinic 06 826 4444 (open around the clock 24/7) If you require urgent care, call Soite's Medical Helpline, phone 116 117.

Stop the spread of the coronavirus:

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing early and even if you have only very mild symptoms
  • Use a mask
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Cough in your sleeve or in a tissue
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres to other people
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • When it’s your turn, take the coronavirus vaccine.

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