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Finnish President Niinistö in hospital with coronavirus infection

Among the key issues facing the country is a possible application to join NATO

19 February 2022, Bavaria, Munich: Finland's President Sauli Niinisto speaks at the 58th Munich Security Conference. Photo: Tobias Hase/dpa.
File photo of Finland's President Sauli Niinisto at the 58th Munich Security Conference. Photo: Tobias Hase/dpa.

Finland's 73-year-old president, Sauli Niinistö, is in hospital after showing Covid-19 symptoms, his office reported in Helsinki on Tuesday.

Niinistö remains in relatively good health and is continuing to work remotely.

Among the key issues facing the country is a possible application to join NATO.

Niinistö tested positive for the coronavirus a week ago.

Finnish President Niinistö in hospital with coronavirus infection
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