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Prime Minister moves to telecommuting for the fifth time since April

This is the fifth time since April that the head of the government has gone to work remotely for fear of Covid-19.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin speaking at a press conference on 3 September. Photo: Laura Kotila/Vnk/File Photo.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin speaking at a press conference on 3 September. Photo: Laura Kotila/Vnk/File Photo.

Sanna Marin returns once again to telecommuting. And this is the fifth time since April that the head of the Finnish government has gone to work remotely for fear of Covid-19 infection. The last time was on 18 August.

According to a statement made public by the Government Communications Department, since Thursday 10 September 10, Prime Minister Sanna Marin is working from her official residence in Kesäranta.

According to government information, the measure is a "precaution" against possible exposure to the coronavirus. 

As it happened in May, this time her withdrawal coincides with a parliamentary question time.

EU video conference

The prime minister will continue her work remotely. On Thursday, she will participate in government talks and in a video conference of EU heads of state to discuss relations with Turkey and China.

The prime minister will undergo once more a Covid-19 test. Government says she is currently asymptomatic and feeling well.

According to the newspaper Iltalehti, the prime minister's exposure was detected through the coronavirus tracking app Koronavilkku.

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