The number of new coronavirus infections on Friday remained roughly at the level of previous days.

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said on Friday that 189 new infections have been reported in Finland.

In the last two weeks, there have been about 2,900 infections, which is almost twice as many as in the previous two weeks.

There have been 351 deaths related to the coronavirus disease in Finland. On Friday, the number increased by one previously reported.

There were 56 people in hospital, six of whom were in intensive care.

MP Tom Packalén Korona

On Friday, Tom Packalén, a Member of Parliament from basic Finns, was reported to be infected with a coronavirus.

Packalén said he was infected with the corona on Saturday at an out-of-parliament event.

Packalén was informed of his Korona exposure at noon on Thursday and then applied for a corona test.

The test result turned out to be positive.

After that, Packalén remained at home in quarantine.

He has said he feels good.

Anita Pienimäki, the Parliament's responsible occupational health doctor, told Ilta-Sanomat on Friday that as a result of Packalén's coronavirus infection, Parliament has placed a total of about 20 MPs and officials under surveillance.

Being under surveillance means that the person goes into voluntary quarantine and telecommuting.

The twenty people under surveillance have been in contact with Packalén in Parliament, partly in session, but above all outside the Conference Facilities.

According to Pienimäki, representatives and other parliamentary personnel may have to be quarantined.

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Prime Minister Sanna Marin left Brussels and was quarantined

On Friday, Prime Minister Sanna Marin left the European Council in Brussels to attend the same hearing on Wednesday as Tom Packalén, who spoke about the corona infection.

A joint hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Grand Committee was held in the auditorium of the Small Parliament, and Marin was present for practically the entire 45-minute meeting.

Marin said on Friday that in addition to the hearing, he was also in casual encounters with Packalén in Parliament on Wednesday.

As a precaution, Marin returned from Brussels to Finland, went for a corona test and retired to voluntary quarantine.

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