Sunday. 19.05.2024

 Finland has seen no evidence of the coronavirus spreading faster since schools started to reopen in the middle of May, the top health official said on Thursday.

"The time has been short, but so far we have seen no evidence," Mika Salminen, director of health security at the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), told a news conference.

Finland started to reopen schools and daycare centres from May 14 following an almost two-month shutdown.

However, since the reopening, several schools in the capital region had to take quarantine measures after finding cases of coronavirus exposure among students and staff.

THL: "No evidence" reopening schools has spread Covid-19 faster