All public events with more than 20 participants prohibited by order of the Eastern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency

The regional COVID-19-team (“corona coordination group”) of North Savo had their meeting on December 18, after which it gave again recommendations for the prevention of the epidemic. All public events with more than 20 participants between 23.12.2020 and 22.1.2021 are prohibited by order of the Eastern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency.
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In 2020, influenza vaccine immunisation starts on 10 November

In 2020, because of the coronavirus situation, seasonal influenza vaccination of adult population takes place on 14 and 15 November and 21 and 22 November. Families with children can have their vaccination on any weekday between 10 and 12 November or 17 and 18 November when both children and their guardians will be immunised.
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Testing for the coronavirus to increase

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), in cooperation with the hospital districts, has updated the guidelines for coronavirus testing on 15.4. All patients of primary health care as well as specialized health care presenting symptoms of the novel coronavirus or whom the doctor suspects of having caught an infection should be referred for testing.
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All suspected coronavirus infections will no longer be tested

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has updated the national guidelines regarding the coronavirus on 12.3. at 8.50pm. Coronavirus testing will be focused on those groups of people whose possible infections are the most critical to be confirmed from now on. Contact your healthcare provider only if you experience severe symptoms such as shortness of breath or if your overall condition gets worse and feel that you are not able to function with self-care instructions. Travelers will no longer be tested for the Coronavirus.
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