In its plenary session on Monday 1 March, the Government declared that the country is in a state of emergency as referred to in ... the Emergency Powers Act.
The state of emergency will enter into force immediately,” the press release read.
Later in the day, the country’s parliament is expected to consider passing legislation that would temporarily allow closing restaurants and other food and beverage service businesses to customers for three weeks - from Mar 8 to 28. During that time, meals could still be sold to customers for takeaway and delivery.
Last week, the Finnish government introduced a lockdown regime from Mar 8 to 28.
In addition to the existing measures, schools will switch to distant learning. (UNI)