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18.11.2020

Two new coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in Soite’s area — the group of author­i­ties gave a rec­om­men­da­tion on gath­er­ings in the Kru­unupyy area

Two new coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. At least one of the infec­tions is con­nect­ed to the ear­li­er chain of infec­tions in Kru­unupyy, but when it comes to the oth­er infec­tion, inves­ti­ga­tions are still underway.

The COVID-19 region­al group of author­i­ties for Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia had a meet­ing on Wednes­day the 18th of Novem­ber 2020 and was of the opin­ion that the devi­at­ing COVID-19 sit­u­a­tion in Kru­unupyy calls for spe­cial mea­sures in Soite. The Soite area is as a whole still on base lev­el when it comes to the coro­n­avirus, but the munic­i­pal­i­ty of Kru­unupyy is in the accel­er­a­tion stage. The inci­dence of the coro­n­avirus is 172/100 000 cit­i­zens in the Kru­unupyy area.

The group of author­i­ties gave a strong rec­om­men­da­tion for Kruunupyy:

Gath­er­ings of over 10 adults should be avoid­ed in the Kru­unupyy area. The rec­om­men­da­tion also applies to gath­er­ings in the fam­i­ly cir­cle. The strong rec­om­men­da­tion is in effect until the 30th of Novem­ber 2020. 

Oth­er­wise, the rec­om­men­da­tions that have been giv­en ear­li­er still apply in Soite, i.e.:

  • A broader recommendation on the use of face masks is in effect in Soite’s area.
  • Working remotely is recommended when possible.
  • When it comes to gatherings, the recommendation from the Regional State Administrative Agencies for the region is followed: gatherings of over 50 persons only if social distancing and hand hygiene is maintained. An exception is the Kruunupyy area where the above mentioned recommendation applies.

The group of region­al author­i­ties con­sists of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Soite, the Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agen­cies, The Finnish insti­tute for health and wel­fare THL and the Cen­tre for Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment, Trans­port and the Environment.

Stop the coro­n­avirus from spreading:

  • Wash your hands
  • Cough into your sleeve or into a disposable handkerchief
  • Keep a distance to other people
  • Use a mask
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing early and even if you only have mild symptoms
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
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