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03.09.2020

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 3rd of Sep­tem­ber 2020

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has a meet­ing on Mon­days and Thurs­days and updates the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture. The sit­u­a­tion is still fair­ly calm in Soite’s area and the prepa­ra­tions are pro­ceed­ing accord­ing to plan.

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The patient has been infect­ed in a risk coun­try and is cur­rent­ly in home iso­la­tion. The chain of infec­tion is clear and the infec­tion is not relat­ed to any mass expo­sure. Over­all, 34 coro­n­avirus infec­tions have now been con­firmed in Soite’s area. 

A rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face masks applies to Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia, for even though the sit­u­a­tion is calm in the area, it is to be expect­ed that there will be occa­sion­al coro­n­avirus cas­es dur­ing the autumn. The rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face mask is there­fore applied preemptively.

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.

A face mask is one method for pre­vent­ing the spread of coro­n­avirus infec­tions. It is 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 and to avoid touch­ing one’s face.

Links:

Instruc­tions on the cor­rect use of face masks
Dis­tri­b­u­tion of face masks to low-income households

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