Finland announces the lifting of the state of emergency

Government of Finland decided on April 27 to cancel the state of emergency that was imposed in March due to the worsening epidemiological situation, reports Yle.

Head of the government Sanna Marin announced that the state of emergency regime in Finland ends today. According to Marin, the coordination group on combating COVID-19 met this morning and decided that there are no prerequisites for the continuation of the regime. The prime minister discussed the issue with President Sauli Niiniste.

As previously reported, Finnish authorities on April 21 released an updated plan to phase out the coronavirus restrictions. The main changes will have to do with mass cultural and sporting events, as well as the activities of children and young people.