Tabloid Evening paper says that Finland’s so-called "dance ban" will remain in force until, according to the authorities, the coverage of the coronavirus exceeds 80%. Under current rules, bar and restaurant staff must ensure that each customer sits in their own seat indoors.
Tabloid writes that the public is now confused as to why the ban is still in place despite the easing of assembly restrictions in early October.
Collection restrictions are set by regional government agencies known as "Avi." Restaurant restrictions, on the other hand, are in the hands of the state administration, which issues a weekly decree on what kind of restrictions apply, Iltalehti explains.
Although the country anticipates the complete abolition of interest rate restrictions, the slowdown in vaccination is a matter of concern, Helsingin sanomat newspaper write.
Achieving the 80% coverage target by October is still possible, but now it depends on people’s desire to get a pumpkin, THL’s leading expert, Mia Kontio told the daily.
The vaccination rate looks good in older age groups, with more than 90 percent of those over 60 receiving the first dose and 86 percent receiving the second dose. However, vaccination coverage is lower in younger age groups.
"For example, 20-35 year olds are still behind the target," Kontio said.
The Mannerheimintie demonstration broke up, 140 activists were arrested
Police Finland arrested about 141 activists of the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion.Elokapina during a demonstration in Helsinki on Wednesday Helsingit Sanomat.
The environmental group began operations "Autumn uprising" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday by occupying the capital’s main street, Mannerhimintie. However, police found the demonstration illegal, and the authorities disbanded it only an hour after it began.
"The arrests were made peacefully," department has tweeted.
According to the August Rebellion, the protest is scheduled to last ten days unless the government responds to the movement’s demands. Helsinki police said Evening News that they are already preparing for activists to return to the area in front of the parliament building.
The agricultural sector is facing an “acute” crisis
Rising production costs and a bad harvest year mean a challenging autumn for farmers living in Tampere Morning paper reports. In relation to the number of farms, the pork sector suffers more than most, the magazine writes.
A price increase of 20 cents per kilogram would provide quick relief, pig farmer Reijo Keskinen said Aamulehti. "This would mean another 10 cents per pound of meat per serving. I don’t think it should be an insurmountable leap," Central said.
The Confederation of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) wants more money for farmers. MTK chair, Juha Marttilawants banks to ease financing policies for farmers who need flexibility.
"Anxiety is severe for many. We are not talking about months, we are talking about weeks. The landing stack is waiting," Marttila told the magazine. "The harvest is gone, the feed is still unpaid, investment in fertilizers and seeds is pending, but the banks are not distributing a penny," he added.
Source: The Nordic Page