Now is not the time to ease the restrictions, the Finnish Prime Minister emphasizes

“I think the risk factors [with the variant] are great, ”he was lent in front of Helsingin Sanomat’s negotiations. “We prefer to act earlier and more decisively. At least now is not the time to start easing these restrictions. It is possible that restrictions can be increased.”

He added that a more contagious variant traveled to the country even before its discovery was announced in December.

Marin also expressed support for the state’s hard-line border policy approach in the wake of the pandemic, stressing the need for testing at all border crossings.

The law on emergency power was not on the agenda of the meeting, according to the prime minister. A decision on emergency authorizations may be necessary if the health authorities consider the risks to be sufficiently high.

“I don’t want to rule out anything,” Marin said.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

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