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Coronavirus and the isolation of Uusimaa

What can you do to help fight coronavirus? All Points North looks at the big issues.

Coronavirus is changing everyday life in Finland. Image: Silja Viitala / Yle
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On Wednesday evening Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced plans to severely restrict movement in and out of the southern province of Uusimaa.

This week's All Points North unpicks that decision, its consequences, and looks at how people can comply with guidelines on social distancing to help slow the spread of the pandemic.

You can listen to the full podcast via this embedded player, Yle Areena, Spotify (siirryt toiseen palveluun), Apple Podcasts (siirryt toiseen palveluun) or your normal podcast player using the RSS feed (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

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We also look at economic issues including how self-employed people can claim benefits and whether or not Finland might introduce so-called 'helicopter money'.

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This week's show was presented by Egan Richardson and Denise Wall, produced by Mark B. Odom and Priya Ramachandran D'souza. Our sound designer and audio engineer this week was Joonatan Kotila.

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