Across the world, countries headed by women and representing diverse cultures have managed the crisis more effectively, with fewer fatalities and less livelihoods losses than others. And Finland is one of those countries.
From the first day Prime Minister Sanna Marin and her cabinet took very serious precautions like closing restaurants, museums, libraries, etc. They also isolated the Uusimaa region from the rest of the country. In the end, Finland has had very fewer fatalities compared to other European countries.
However, Sanna Marin moved to telecommute for five times since April due to fear of contagion. The government statement said Prime Minister was asymptomatic and feeling fine.
Some people criticize her just for that, others criticize the management of the trash-mask scandal or for economical reasons. Business Finland generally gave its grants to big companies while lots of small businesses are in a very difficult situation. Still, polls have shown that support for Sanna Marin's policies remained strong among the population during the pandemic.
Therefore, Foreigner.fi asked the readers in a Twitter poll: “Do you think Sanna Marin has shown good leadership during the coronavirus crises?”
In the poll, the respondents were given two options which were 'Yes’ and ' No'.
The mini poll was answered by 70 readers and 74.3% of the readers think Prime Minister Sanna Marin has shown good leadership during the coronavirus crises. 25.7% said, ‘No’.
Do you think Sanna Marin has shown a good leadership during the coronavirus crises?— Foreigner.fi (@foreignerfi) September 11, 2020
Foreigner.fi is going to ask a different question about Finland every Friday on its official Twitter account @foreigner.fi