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Ministry of Transport and Communications information pack: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the transport system, communication networks and services

Tiedote 29.06.2020 13.50 fi sv en

This is the Ministry's information page on matters concerning the coronavirus outbreak. The information will be updated regularly. It was last updated on 29 June 2020.

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The Ministry of Transport and Communications and the agencies and bodies subordinate to it are closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and its consequences for the transport and communications system. Measures being taken are drawn up in accordance with guidance issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

The website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare provides comprehensive information on the coronavirus. The Institute issues guidelines and updates these and other materials on the basis of new information.

General information on the coronavirus is available by telephone at 0295 535 535 and via chat. The information service is open on weekdays at 8–21 and Saturdays at 9–15.

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Government decides on plan for hybrid strategy to manage coronavirus crisis and for gradual lifting of restrictions

On Sunday 3 May and today 4 May, the Government held an informal meeting to discuss an action plan for a hybrid strategy to manage the coronavirus crisis and for ways of gradually lifting the restrictive measures.

At its plenary session on Wednesday 6 May, the Government adopted a resolution on a plan for a hybrid strategy to manage the COVID-19 crisis.

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Q&A: Questions and answers

How are companies in the sector being supported?

The Government is planning measures to assist companies.

How will the functioning of communications connections be ensured when many companies have switched to remote working? Is there enough capacity?

The aim is for the transport and communications system to function as normally as possible. Finland's telecommunications networks have good capacity and resilience. The National Cyber Security Centre, which operates within the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, monitors the situation and issues instructions as necessary.