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Finland lifted the state of emergency three months later

June 15, 2020

The Finnish government has announced the lifting of the state of emergency ordered three months ago to curb the coronavirus pandemic, although Prime Minister Sanna Marin has warned that the risk is not over and it is advisable not to let your guard down.

“We hope there will be no second wave of infections,” Marin said in statements to the media. So far, the Nordic country has registered around 7,100 infected and 326 deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

The executive used exceptional powers to restrict access and exits to the country’s most populous region, the Uusimaa, including ordering school closures and rationing medical care. Some of the restrictions that have been passed have already been lifted in recent weeks.

Finland lifted the state of emergency three months laterFinland lifted the state of emergency three months later

Justice Minister Anna-Maja Henriksson described this Monday as “a day of joy”. “We understand that the epidemiological situation has changed so no emergency law is required,” he said.