Sanna Marin, Finland’s Prime Minister, stated on Monday that the country is working to lift all COVID-19-related restrictions in February.
Marin’s announcement came just two days after Finland entered its third pandemic year, at a meeting with the Finnish Association of Editors.
“The restrictions should be lifted during February, as the tolerance of the citizens has been tested for a long time,” she told Finnish daily Ilta-Samomat.
Marin stated that her government will meet on Wednesday to discuss its strategy for easing pandemic measures.
Health experts in Finland, on the other hand, expressed concern.
Restaurant restrictions in Finland will be eased beginning Tuesday, and gyms and swimming pools will reopen.
Passenger border checks between Finland and the European Union and Schengen countries will also be eliminated on Tuesday. However, restrictions on cross-border traffic will remain in effect until February 14.
From February 1 onwards, Denmark is also removing most of its current coronavirus restrictions following expert health advice.