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FINLAND: How Bright Are the Northern Lights—Finnish Welfare State and Local Responses to COVID-19

Authors : Mari Vaattovaara, Henrik Lönnqvist

Published in: Cities Under COVID-19: A Systems Perspective

Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore

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Abstract

The first case of the coronavirus was diagnosed in Finland in a Chinese tourist in a holiday resort in Lapland on 29 January 2020. Within two weeks COVID-19 was included in the list of generally hazardous communicable diseases in the Government Decree on Communicable Diseases. The number of cases in Finland stayed at one until cases started to increase at the end of February and early March, as travel from the Alps during the winter holidays occurred. On 16 March, the Finnish government, jointly with the president of Finland, declared a state of emergency.

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Metadata
Title
FINLAND: How Bright Are the Northern Lights—Finnish Welfare State and Local Responses to COVID-19
Authors
Mari Vaattovaara
Henrik Lönnqvist
Copyright Year
2023
Publisher
Springer Nature Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-8163-0_8