There are a few things that come to obvious talk when news concerns Finland, among all countries in Europe. First is the love for sauna and fishing. The other is motor-racing and where seen recently, then the retirement of legendary driver Kimi Raikkonen. And then third- just how anti-social and happily devoid of social communication do the average Finns remain. That’s without posing a lot many problems.
But there’s yet much more to the land of the famous Christmas Reindeer and Nokia than meets the eye. Where the last year and a half stands, then Finland too, much like the rest of the world, has been suffering from the COVID 19 chaos.
While much to its good fortune there haven’t been too many fatalities on account of a virus that is still growing in the damage it is unleashing upon the wider world, there have been issues related to COVID 19 restrictions and whatnot.
Though it must also be said, it’s not the first time that restrictions have been put into place on the Northern European country, a thriving land nestled in Scandinavia.
That being said, the key question at this point in time is when might the COVID 19 restrictions, that are still in place, be removed? In fact, the bigger question is- how soon can the said restrictions be done away with?
To that it is most important to note that the COVID 19 restrictions might be done away with starting October. While much of Finland has been open, of late, things aren’t freewheeling at this point in time as what one would like.
Though recently, the key members of the Finnish government met to have talks about the current situation so as to find a peaceful means to do away with the crisis.
The following is what one of the leading publications, the Helsinki Times had to say on the developing story:
“Our future objective is to keep the society open to the largest possible extent with the help of vaccinations and simultaneously make sure there’s as little economic, health and social damage as possible,” the premier was quoted on the steps of the House of the Estates by Helsingin Sanomat.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin outlined that the government should do away with the restrictions necessitated by the pandemic once more than 80 per cent of over 12-year-olds have been fully vaccinated. Local authorities, she explained, would thereby be able to transition toward combating infection clusters on a very local level.
The necessary vaccine coverage should be achieved in October, according to Marin.
The most pressing issue on the agenda of the meeting was amending the communicable diseases act to do away with the definition of a safe distance of two metres, an amendment that would enable the organisation of events with low transmission risks in a health-secure way also in areas where the virus is spreading.
That being said, what the world is currently facing at the moment is the issue siding the new COVID 19 variants. Such as the Delta virus, which is hampering the recovery of nations in the developed west.
The shocker, among this, is the very fact that where reports stand, then variants like Delta are immune to the vaccines. And if that is indeed true, then it isn’t the greatest piece of news to know.