The Finnish government is ready for more restrictions on the movement of citizens
Finnish Prime Minister Sana Marin affirmed her country's readiness to tighten restrictions imposed on the movement of citizens if necessary to combat the emerging coronavirus epidemic.
"The government may consider taking self-isolation measures or imposing stricter restrictions on domestic flights," Marin said in an interview with Finnish YLITV 1 television station, today, Saturday.
According to Bloomberg News, Finland has already closed borders and schools, restricted public gatherings of more than 10 people, and asked citizens not to leave the house, as much as possible.
One of the options that can be implemented is to isolate the Uusima region around the capital, Helsinki, which has recorded the most cases, from the rest of the country.
Marin said, "If people do not adhere to the current recommendations or restrictions, we will need to take stronger measures, and we are also considering imposing a curfew .. We have various measures in mind, and we are monitoring the situation, and are ready to make decisions if necessary."
The center of the outbreak has moved from Asia to Europe, where most of the continent's countries are now under varying degrees of lockdown in an effort to slow the spread of the epidemic.
Finland has recorded 450 cases of the virus, but the government says that "the real number of infected people may be much higher."