Sunday. 19.05.2024

Authorities released health alerts on Thursday regarding what may be the germ for more possible coronavirus clusters related to summer leisure activities. The country's capital Helsinki and the northern seaside town of Oulu are the affected places.

Particularly worrying is the alert launched by the City of Helsinki, as it affects a place as crowded as Linnanmäki, the capital city's main amusement park. The authorities of Helsinki said in a press release that on 11 August from 13:00 to 18:00 a group of people visited the park and they were later diagnosed with coronavirus cases.

The City of Helsinki says those people may have exposed other visitors at Linnanmäki. Some people who are known to have been in contact with the affected group have already been reached and advised to quarantine.

Authorities say the risk of infection for those who were at the park is "very low". However, all of them are advised to "monitor their condition closely" and apply for a coronavirus test if they develop symptoms compatible with the Covid-19 disease.

This is the second health alert related to the Linnanmäki amusement park issued by the city of Helsinki in August.

Oulu restaurants

Also on Thursday, the City of Oulu issued a public alert related to a case of coronavirus detected in a person who had recently visited two restaurants in the city.

According to a press release, a person infected with Covid-19 was visiting the restaurants Grill it! and Amarillo at night and early morning from Friday 14 August at 18:00 to Saturday 15 August at 2:00. A day later, the virus was diagnosed.

Authorities say their closest contacts have been reached and quarantined. However, they also recommend those people who were present at the above mentioned restaurants to watch their health. In this case, the risk of infection in considered to be "low".

Typical symptoms of Covid-19 infection include fever, cough, headache, nausea, diarrhea, muscle aches, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath and loss of sense of smell or taste.

Health alert for visitors to these restaurants and amusement park