Three new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area

Three new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. In two of the cas­es, the infect­ed per­sons were already in quar­an­tine and these two infec­tions have thus not led to any new expo­sures. The third case may have led to a risk of expo­sure for the coro­n­avirus at the shop­ping cen­tre Chy­de­nia in Kokko­la, in par­tic­u­lar in the Bik­Bok store, between the 17th and the 19th of Feb­ru­ary 2021. Those who have vis­it­ed the shop­ping cen­tre dur­ing this peri­od may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

We ask that those who have vis­it­ed the shop­ping cen­tre dur­ing the above-men­tioned peri­od keep an eye on their symp­toms and seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing with a low threshold.

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

  • Online by filling out the coronavirus symptom checker at:
  • By calling Soite’s corona helpline: 06 828 7499 (open weekdays 8 am to 5 pm and weekends 8 am to 4 pm). Children (under 16-year-old persons who are ill): Soite’s paediatric emergency clinic 06 826 4444 (open around the clock 24/7). If your health requires urgent care, call Soite’s common emergency clinic, phone 116 117.

We also wish to remind of good coro­n­avirus hygiene and of the broad­er rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face masks that is still in effect in Soite’s area.

The use of face masks is rec­om­mend­ed for per­sons over the age of 12:

  • in public spaces such as shops and in other places outside the home
  • in public transport and in the transport of persons who belong to an at-risk group
  • at upper secondary institutes (vocational training and upper secondary school) and universities of applied sciences and universities in the region
  • when going to a coronavirus test
  • when returning to Finland from a risk country
  • face masks can also be used in other situations if it is impossible to maintain social distances.

Stop the coro­n­avirus from spreading:

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing at an early stage and even if you only have mild symptoms
  • Use a mask
  • Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer often
  • Cough into your sleeve or into a handkerchief
  • Keep a distance to other people
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • Get vaccinated when it’s your turn.

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